Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4122-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 128521

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive information, bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) protections, bypass same-origin restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5849, CVE-2019-11734, CVE-2019-11735, CVE-2019-11737, CVE-2019-11738, CVE-2019-11740, CVE-2019-11742, CVE-2019-11743, CVE-2019-11744, CVE-2019-11746, CVE-2019-11748, CVE-2019-11749, CVE-2019-11750, CVE-2019-11752)

It was discovered that a compromised content process could log in to a malicious Firefox Sync account. An attacker could potentially exploit this, in combination with another vulnerability, to disable the sandbox. (CVE-2019-9812)

It was discovered that addons.mozilla.org and accounts.firefox.com could be loaded in to the same content process. An attacker could potentially exploit this, in combination with another vulnerability that allowed a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, to modify browser settings. (CVE-2019-11741)

It was discovered that the 'Forget about this site' feature in the history pane removes HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) settings for sites on the pre-load list. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass the protections offered by HSTS. (CVE-2019-11747).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4122-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 128521

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4122-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/5/2019

Updated: 5/23/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11752

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11734, CVE-2019-11735, CVE-2019-11737, CVE-2019-11738, CVE-2019-11740, CVE-2019-11741, CVE-2019-11742, CVE-2019-11743, CVE-2019-11744, CVE-2019-11746, CVE-2019-11747, CVE-2019-11748, CVE-2019-11749, CVE-2019-11750, CVE-2019-11752, CVE-2019-5849, CVE-2019-9812

USN: 4122-1