SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2020:2563-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 140388

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for MozillaFirefox fixes the following issues :

Firefox Extended Support Release 78.2.0 ESR

- Fixed: Various stability, functionality, and security fixes

Mozilla Firefox ESR 78.2 MFSA 2020-38 (bsc#1175686)

- CVE-2020-15663 (bmo#1643199) Downgrade attack on the Mozilla Maintenance Service could have resulted in escalation of privilege

- CVE-2020-15664 (bmo#1658214) Attacker-induced prompt for extension installation

- CVE-2020-15670 (bmo#1651001, bmo#1651449, bmo#1653626, bmo#1656957) Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 80 and Firefox ESR 78.2

Fixed Firefox tab crash in FIPS mode (bsc#1174284).

Fix broken translation-loading (bsc#1173991)

- allow addon sideloading

- mark signatures for langpacks non-mandatory

- do not autodisable user profile scopes

Google API key is not usable for geolocation service any more

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP1-2020-2563=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1173991

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1174284

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175686

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15663/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15664/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15670/

http://www.nessus.org/u?374c1ebf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140388

File Name: suse_SU-2020-2563-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/8/2020

Updated: 10/15/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15663

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-translations-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-translations-other:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15663, CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15670