Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 / 19.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4234-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 132854

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 cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive information, bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code.

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/4234-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132854

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4234-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/13/2020

Updated: 11/30/2021

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17025

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2020

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 5/3/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17016, CVE-2019-17017, CVE-2019-17020, CVE-2019-17022, CVE-2019-17023, CVE-2019-17024, CVE-2019-17025, CVE-2019-17026

USN: 4234-1