SUSE SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2022:1577-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160875

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:1577-1 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)

- An issue present in lowering/register allocation could have led to obscure but deterministic register confusion failures in JITted code that would lead to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29981)

- Due to incorrect JIT optimization, we incorrectly interpreted data from the wrong type of object, resulting in the potential leak of a single bit of memory. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29982)

- Firefox for Android could get stuck in fullscreen mode and not exit it even after normal interactions that should cause it to exit. *Note: This issue only affected Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29983)

- 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)

- After requesting multiple permissions, and closing the first permission panel, subsequent permission panels will be displayed in a different position but still record a click in the default location, making it possible to trick a user into accepting a permission they did not want to. *This bug only affects Firefox on Linux. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29987)

- 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)

- Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 90. 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 < 91. (CVE-2021-29990)

- Firefox incorrectly accepted a newline in a HTTP/3 header, interpretting it as two separate headers. This allowed for a header splitting attack against servers using HTTP/3. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91.0.1 and Thunderbird < 91.0.1. (CVE-2021-29991)

- When delegating navigations to the operating system, Firefox would accept the `mk` scheme which might allow attackers to launch pages and execute scripts in Internet Explorer in unprivileged mode. *This bug only affects Firefox for Windows. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 92, Thunderbird < 91.1, Thunderbird < 78.14, Firefox ESR < 78.14, and Firefox ESR < 91.1.
(CVE-2021-38492)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 78.13.0. 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 < 91.1 and Firefox ESR < 91.1.
(CVE-2021-38495)

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188891

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189547

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190269

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190274

http://www.nessus.org/u?09cc918a

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29981

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29982

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29983

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-2021-29987

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

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29990

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29991

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38492

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38495

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160875

File Name: suse_SU-2022-1577-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 5/10/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

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 Score Source: CVE-2021-38495

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: 5/9/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29980, CVE-2021-29981, CVE-2021-29982, CVE-2021-29983, CVE-2021-29984, CVE-2021-29985, CVE-2021-29986, CVE-2021-29987, CVE-2021-29988, CVE-2021-29989, CVE-2021-29990, CVE-2021-29991, CVE-2021-38492, CVE-2021-38495

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:1577-1

IAVA: 2021-A-0366-S, 2021-A-0386-S, 2021-A-0405