SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2020:14290-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150679
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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-2020:14290-1 advisory.

- A content process could have modified shared memory relating to crash reporting information, crash itself, and cause an out-of-bound write. This could have caused memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 73 and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6796)

- By downloading a file with the .fileloc extension, a semi-privileged extension could launch an arbitrary application on the user's computer. The attacker is restricted as they are unable to download non- quarantined files or supply command line arguments to the application, limiting the impact. Note: this issue only occurs on Mac OSX. Other operating systems are unaffected. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5, Firefox < 73, and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6797)

- If a template tag was used in a select tag, the parser could be confused and allow JavaScript parsing and execution when it should not be allowed. A site that relied on the browser behaving correctly could suffer a cross-site scripting vulnerability as a result. In general, this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5, Firefox < 73, and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6798)

- Command line arguments could have been injected during Firefox invocation as a shell handler for certain unsupported file types. This required Firefox to be configured as the default handler for a given file type and for a file downloaded to be opened in a third party application that insufficiently sanitized URL data. In that situation, clicking a link in the third party application could have been used to retrieve and execute files whose location was supplied through command line arguments. Note: This issue only affects Windows operating systems and when Firefox is configured as the default handler for non-default filetypes. Other operating systems are unaffected. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 73 and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6799)

- Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 72 and Firefox ESR 68.4. 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. In general, these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but are potentially risks in browser or browser-like contexts. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5, Firefox < 73, and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6800)

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/1161799

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1163368

http://www.nessus.org/u?c7f84073

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-6796

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-6797

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-6798

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-6799

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-6800

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150679

File Name: suse_SU-2020-14290-1.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-2020-6800

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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-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: 2/24/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-6796, CVE-2020-6797, CVE-2020-6798, CVE-2020-6799, CVE-2020-6800

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2020:14290-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0072-S