RHEL 8 : firefox (RHSA-2021:3157)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152603

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for firefox.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2021:3157 advisory.

- Mozilla: Uninitialized memory in a canvas object could have led to memory corruption (CVE-2021-29980)

- Mozilla: Incorrect instruction reordering during JIT optimization (CVE-2021-29984)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free media channels (CVE-2021-29985)

- Mozilla: Race condition when resolving DNS names could have led to memory corruption (CVE-2021-29986)

- Mozilla: Memory corruption as a result of incorrect style treatment (CVE-2021-29988)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Thunderbird 78.13 (CVE-2021-29989)

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

Solution

Update the RHEL firefox package based on the guidance in RHSA-2021:3157.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a26a7073

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:3157

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992417

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992419

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992420

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992421

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992422

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1992423

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152603

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2021-3157.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/16/2021

Updated: 4/28/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29989

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/16/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29980, CVE-2021-29984, CVE-2021-29985, CVE-2021-29986, CVE-2021-29988, CVE-2021-29989

CWE: 119, 120, 367, 416, 908

IAVA: 2021-A-0366-S

RHSA: 2021:3157