Mozilla Firefox < 72.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 132709

Synopsis

A web browser installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 72.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2020-01 advisory, including the following:

- During the initialization of a new content process, a pointer offset can be manipulated leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash in the parent process. (CVE-2019-17015)

- When pasting a <style> tag from the clipboard into a rich text editor, the CSS sanitizer incorrectly rewrites a @namespace rule. This could allow for injection into certain types of websites resulting in data exfiltration. (CVE-2019-17016)

- Due to a missing case handling object types, a type confusion vulnerability could occur, resulting in a crash. We presume that with enough effort that it could be exploited to run arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-17017)

- When in Private Browsing Mode on Windows 10, the Windows keyboard may retain word suggestions to improve the accuracy of the keyboard. (CVE-2019-17018)

- When Python was installed on Windows, a python file being served with the MIME type of text/plain could be executed by Python instead of being opened as a text file when the Open option was selected upon download. (CVE-2019-17019)

- If an XML file is served with a Content Security Policy and the XML file includes an XSL stylesheet, the Content Security Policy will not be applied to the contents of the XSL stylesheet. If the XSL sheet e.g.
includes JavaScript, it would bypass any of the restrictions of the Content Security Policy applied to the XML document. (CVE-2019-17020)

- During the initialization of a new content process, a race condition occurs that can allow a content process to disclose heap addresses from the parent process. (CVE-2019-17021)

- When pasting a <style> tag from the clipboard into a rich text editor, the CSS sanitizer does not escape < and > characters. Because the resulting string is pasted directly into the text node of the element this does not result in a direct injection into the webpage; however, if a webpage subsequently copies the node's innerHTML, assigning it to another innerHTML, this would result in an XSS vulnerability. Two WYSIWYG editors were identified with this behavior, more may exist. (CVE-2019-17022)
- After a HelloRetryRequest has been sent, the client may negotiate a lower protocol that TLS 1.3, resulting in an invalid state transition in the TLS State Machine. If the client gets into this state, incoming Application Data records will be ignored. (CVE-2019-17023)

- Mozilla developers Jason Kratzer, Christian Holler, and Bob Clary reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 71 and Firefox ESR 68.3. 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-2019-17024)

- Mozilla developers Karl Tomlinson, Jason Kratzer, Tyson Smith, Jon Coppeard, and Christian Holler reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 71. 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-2019-17025)

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 version 72.0 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-01/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132709

File Name: mozilla_firefox_72_0.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2020/01/08

Updated: 2020/02/14

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17025

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

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17015, CVE-2019-17016, CVE-2019-17017, CVE-2019-17018, CVE-2019-17019, CVE-2019-17020, CVE-2019-17021, CVE-2019-17022, CVE-2019-17023, CVE-2019-17024, CVE-2019-17025

MFSA: 2020-01