Debian DSA-5026-1 : firefox-esr - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156191

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5026 advisory.

- The iframe sandbox rules were not correctly applied to XSLT stylesheets, allowing an iframe to bypass restrictions such as executing scripts or navigating the top-level frame. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38503)

- When interacting with an HTML input element's file picker dialog with webkitdirectory set, a use-after- free could have resulted, leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38504)

- Through a series of navigations, Firefox could have entered fullscreen mode without notification or warning to the user. This could lead to spoofing attacks on the browser UI including phishing. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38506)

- The Opportunistic Encryption feature of HTTP2 (RFC 8164) allows a connection to be transparently upgraded to TLS while retaining the visual properties of an HTTP connection, including being same-origin with unencrypted connections on port 80. However, if a second encrypted port on the same IP address (e.g. port 8443) did not opt-in to opportunistic encryption; a network attacker could forward a connection from the browser to port 443 to port 8443, causing the browser to treat the content of port 8443 as same-origin with HTTP. This was resolved by disabling the Opportunistic Encryption feature, which had low usage. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38507)

- By displaying a form validity message in the correct location at the same time as a permission prompt (such as for geolocation), the validity message could have obscured the prompt, resulting in the user potentially being tricked into granting the permission. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38508)

- Due to an unusual sequence of attacker-controlled events, a Javascript alert() dialog with arbitrary (although unstyled) contents could be displayed over top an uncontrolled webpage of the attacker's choosing. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3.
(CVE-2021-38509)

- Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 93 and Firefox ESR 91.2. 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 < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-43534)

- A use-after-free could have occured when an HTTP2 session object was released on a different thread, leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 93, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-43535)

- Under certain circumstances, asynchronous functions could have caused a navigation to fail but expose the target URL. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43536)

- An incorrect type conversion of sizes from 64bit to 32bit integers allowed an attacker to corrupt memory leading to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43537)

- By misusing a race in our notification code, an attacker could have forcefully hidden the notification for pages that had received full screen and pointer lock access, which could have been used for spoofing attacks. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43538)

- Failure to correctly record the location of live pointers across wasm instance calls resulted in a GC occurring within the call not tracing those live pointers. This could have led to a use-after-free causing a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43539)

- When invoking protocol handlers for external protocols, a supplied parameter URL containing spaces was not properly escaped. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43541)

- Using XMLHttpRequest, an attacker could have identified installed applications by probing error messages for loading external protocols. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43542)

- Documents loaded with the CSP sandbox directive could have escaped the sandbox's script restriction by embedding additional content. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43543)

- Using the Location API in a loop could have caused severe application hangs and crashes. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43545)

- It was possible to recreate previous cursor spoofing attacks against users with a zoomed native cursor.
This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43546)

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

Solution

Upgrade the firefox-esr packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), these problem have been fixed in version 91.4.1esr-1~deb11u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/firefox-esr

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-5026

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38503

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38504

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38506

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38507

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38508

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-38509

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43534

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43535

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43536

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43537

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43538

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43539

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43541

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43542

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43543

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43545

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-43546

https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/firefox-esr

https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/firefox-esr

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156191

File Name: debian_DSA-5026.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/19/2021

Updated: 3/17/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38503

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-te, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-kn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-is, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-da, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-km, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-tr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-tr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-cs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hy-am, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-he, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-tl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-mx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-si, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-de, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-uz, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-son, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sq, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ca, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-fa, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-pl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-si, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-id, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ne-np, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ro, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-trs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ro, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-xh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-my, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-bn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-lv, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-eu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ast, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-kab, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-dsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-km, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-hu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ca-valencia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-es-es, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-eo, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fa, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-be, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-lt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-zh-tw, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-trs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-it, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-az, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-kk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-rm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-gn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-id, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-mk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-sr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ja, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ne-np, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-xh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-de, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-fi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ka, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-mr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-az, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-oc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-zh-tw, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-vi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-eo, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ca-valencia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-oc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-uz, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lij, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-it, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-gl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ff, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-cy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-my, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ur, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-en-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-et, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-fr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ur, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ach, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-da, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-tl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-dsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ast, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-bs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-hi-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-son, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-be, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ka, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-es-mx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ru, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-sq, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-gu-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-af, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ms, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-sk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ja, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-mr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-th, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-bg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-es-cl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gu-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-lij, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-gd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-he, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-vi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-te, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-is, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-th, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kab, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ko, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-hy-am, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-en-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-rm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hi-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ach, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-an, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-sl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-uk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-mk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-et, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lv, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-uk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ff, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-an, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-hsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-hr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-af, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ms, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-ru, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-es, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-cl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cak, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ko, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-cak, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel-l10n-eu

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/19/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-38503, CVE-2021-38504, CVE-2021-38506, CVE-2021-38507, CVE-2021-38508, CVE-2021-38509, CVE-2021-43534, CVE-2021-43535, CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538, CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543, CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546

IAVA: 2021-A-0527-S, 2021-A-0569-S