SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2021:0966-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 148226
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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 was updated to 78.9.0 ESR (MFSA 2021-11, bsc#1183942)

- CVE-2021-23981: Texture upload into an unbound backing buffer resulted in an out-of-bound read

- CVE-2021-23982: Internal network hosts could have been probed by a malicious webpage

- CVE-2021-23984: Malicious extensions could have spoofed popup information

- CVE-2021-23987: Memory safety bugs

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-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP3-2021-966=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP2-2021-966=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1183942

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23981/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23982/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23984/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23987/

http://www.nessus.org/u?d5376e11

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148226

File Name: suse_SU-2021-0966-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2021

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23987

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 3/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23981, CVE-2021-23982, CVE-2021-23984, CVE-2021-23987

IAVA: 2021-A-0144-S