Mozilla Firefox < 104.0

high Nessus Plugin ID 164343

Synopsis

A web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Firefox installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 104.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2022-33 advisory.

- An attacker could have abused XSLT error handling to associate attacker-controlled content with another origin which was displayed in the address bar. This could have been used to fool the user into submitting data intended for the spoofed origin. (CVE-2022-38472)

- A cross-origin iframe referencing an XSLT document would inherit the parent domain's permissions (such as microphone or camera access). (CVE-2022-38473)

- A website that had permission to access the microphone could record audio without the audio notification being shown. This bug does not allow the attacker to bypass the permission prompt - it only affects the notification shown once permission has been granted.<br />This bug only affects Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2022-38474)

- An attacker could have written a value to the first element in a zero-length JavaScript array. Although the array was zero-length, the value was not written to an invalid memory address. (CVE-2022-38475)

- Mozilla developer Nika Layzell and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 103 and Firefox ESR 102.1. 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. (CVE-2022-38477)

- Members the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 103, Firefox ESR 102.1, and Firefox ESR 91.12. 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. (CVE-2022-38478)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox version 104.0 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-33/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 164343

File Name: macos_firefox_104_0.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 8/23/2022

Updated: 1/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-38478

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: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/23/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-38472, CVE-2022-38473, CVE-2022-38474, CVE-2022-38475, CVE-2022-38477, CVE-2022-38478

IAVA: 2022-A-0339-S