Slackware Linux 15.0 / current mozilla-firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities (SSA:2022-235-02)

high Nessus Plugin ID 164365

Synopsis

The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to mozilla-firefox.

Description

The version of mozilla-firefox installed on the remote host is prior to 104.0 / 91.13.0esr. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SSA:2022-235-02 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)

- Members the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 102.1 and Thunderbird 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 the affected mozilla-firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 164365

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2022-235-02.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 8/23/2022

Updated: 1/2/2023

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: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mozilla-firefox, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-38472, CVE-2022-38473, CVE-2022-38478

IAVA: 2022-A-0339-S