Oracle Linux 7 : firefox (ELSA-2021-0656)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146865
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-0656 advisory.

- If Content Security Policy blocked frame navigation, the full destination of a redirect served in the frame was reported in the violation report; as opposed to the original frame URI. This could be used to leak sensitive information contained in such URIs. (CVE-2021-23968)

- As specified in the W3C Content Security Policy draft, when creating a violation report, User agents need to ensure that the source file is the URL requested by the page, pre-redirects. If thats not possible, user agents need to strip the URL down to an origin to avoid unintentional leakage. Under certain types of redirects, Firefox incorrectly set the source file to be the destination of the redirects. This was fixed to be the redirect destination's origin. (CVE-2021-23969)

- Mozilla developers Alexis Beingessner, Tyson Smith, Nika Layzell, and Mats Palmgren reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 85 and Firefox ESR 78.7. 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-2021-23978)

- When trying to load a cross-origin resource in an audio/video context a decoding error may have resulted, and the content of that error may have revealed information about the resource. (CVE-2021-23973)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-0656.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146865

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-0656.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/26/2021

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23978

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23968, CVE-2021-23969, CVE-2021-23973, CVE-2021-23978

IAVA: 2021-A-0107-S