Mozilla Firefox ESR 68.x < 68.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 131766

Synopsis

A web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 68.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2019-37 advisory, including the following:

- When encrypting with a block cipher, if a call to NSC_EncryptUpdate was made with data smaller than the block size, a small out of bounds write could occur. This could have caused heap corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2019-11745)

- When using nested workers, a use-after-free could occur during worker destruction. This resulted in a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2019-17008)

- Mozilla developers Christoph Diehl, Nathan Froyd, Jason Kratzer, Christian Holler, Karl Tomlinson, Tyson Smith reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 70 and Firefox ESR 68.2. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-17012)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox ESR version 68.3 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-37/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131766

File Name: macos_firefox_68_3_esr.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2019/12/06

Updated: 2020/01/16

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17012

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11745, CVE-2019-17005, CVE-2019-17008, CVE-2019-17010, CVE-2019-17011, CVE-2019-17012

MFSA: 2019-37