Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4299-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134442
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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, spoof the URL or other browser chrome, obtain sensitive information, bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) protections, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-20503, CVE-2020-6805, CVE-2020-6806, CVE-2020-6807, CVE-2020-6808, CVE-2020-6810, CVE-2020-6812, CVE-2020-6813, CVE-2020-6814, CVE-2020-6815)

It was discovered that Web Extensions with the all-url permission could access local files. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-6809)

It was discovered that the Devtools' 'Copy as cURL' feature did not fully escape website-controlled data. If a user were tricked in to using the 'Copy as cURL' feature to copy and paste a command with specially crafted data in to a terminal, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary commands via command injection.
(CVE-2020-6811).

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/4299-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134442

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4299-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/12/2020

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-6815

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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:19.10

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: 3/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20503, CVE-2020-6805, CVE-2020-6806, CVE-2020-6807, CVE-2020-6808, CVE-2020-6809, CVE-2020-6810, CVE-2020-6811, CVE-2020-6812, CVE-2020-6813, CVE-2020-6814, CVE-2020-6815

USN: 4299-1