SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2021:2774-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152690

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:2774-1 advisory.

- Uninitialized memory in a canvas object could have caused an incorrect free() leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29980)

- Instruction reordering resulted in a sequence of instructions that would cause an object to be incorrectly considered during garbage collection. This led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash.
This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91.
(CVE-2021-29984)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in media channels could have led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29985)

- A suspected race condition when calling getaddrinfo led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. *Note: This issue only affected Linux operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91.
(CVE-2021-29986)

- Firefox incorrectly treated an inline list-item element as a block element, resulting in an out of bounds read or memory corruption, and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29988)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 90 and Firefox ESR 78.12. 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 Thunderbird < 78.13, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29989)

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188891

http://www.nessus.org/u?d7696c58

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29980

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29984

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29985

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29986

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29988

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29989

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152690

File Name: suse_SU-2021-2774-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/20/2021

Updated: 1/20/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29989

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 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-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: 8/19/2021

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

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:2774-1

IAVA: 2021-A-0366-S