SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2020:14489-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150616
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES11 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2020:14489-1 advisory.

- If Firefox is installed to a user-writable directory, the Mozilla Maintenance Service would execute updater.exe from the install location with system privileges. Although the Mozilla Maintenance Service does ensure that updater.exe is signed by Mozilla, the version could have been rolled back to a previous version which would have allowed exploitation of an older bug and arbitrary code execution with System Privileges. *Note: This issue only affected Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Thunderbird < 78.2, Thunderbird < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 68.12, and Firefox ESR < 78.2. (CVE-2020-15663)

- By holding a reference to the eval() function from an about:blank window, a malicious webpage could have gained access to the InstallTrigger object which would allow them to prompt the user to install an extension. Combined with user confusion, this could result in an unintended or malicious extension being installed. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Thunderbird < 78.2, Thunderbird < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 78.2, and Firefox for Android < 80. (CVE-2020-15664)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox for Android 79. 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. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Firefox ESR < 78.2, Thunderbird < 78.2, and Firefox for Android < 80. (CVE-2020-15670)

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 MozillaFirefox, MozillaFirefox-translations-common and / or MozillaFirefox-translations-other packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1174284

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1175686

http://www.nessus.org/u?e888655e

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150616

File Name: suse_SU-2020-14489-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 6/10/2021

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

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-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaFirefox-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 9/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2020

Reference Information

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

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2020:14489-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0391-S