Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : Firefox regressions (USN-4474-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 140265
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


USN-4474-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced various minor regressions. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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, trick the user in to installing a malicious extension, spoof the URL bar, leak sensitive information between origins, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15665, CVE-2020-15666, CVE-2020-15670) It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain signatures. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-12400, CVE-2020-12401, CVE-2020-6829) A data race was discovered when importing certificate information in to the trust store. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause an unspecified impact. (CVE-2020-15668).

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.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140265

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4474-2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2020

Updated: 10/7/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 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:20.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/3/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-12400, CVE-2020-12401, CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15665, CVE-2020-15666, CVE-2020-15668, CVE-2020-15670, CVE-2020-6829

USN: 4474-2