Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-5782-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168840

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5782-1 advisory.

- An out of date library (libusrsctp) contained vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited.
(CVE-2022-46871)

- An attacker who compromised a content process could have partially escaped the sandbox to read arbitrary files via clipboard-related IPC messages. This bug only affects Thunderbird for Linux. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2022-46872)

- Because Firefox did not implement the <code>unsafe-hashes</code> CSP directive, an attacker who was able to inject markup into a page otherwise protected by a Content Security Policy may have been able to inject executable script. This would be severely constrained by the specified Content Security Policy of the document. (CVE-2022-46873)

- A file with a long filename could have had its filename truncated to remove the valid extension, leaving a malicious extension in its place. This could potentially led to user confusion and the execution of malicious code. (CVE-2022-46874)

- By confusing the browser, the fullscreen notification could have been delayed or suppressed, resulting in potential user confusion or spoofing attacks. (CVE-2022-46877)

- Mozilla developers Randell Jesup, Valentin Gosu, Olli Pettay, and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 107 and Firefox ESR 102.5. 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-2022-46878)

- Mozilla developers and community members Lukas Bernhard, Gabriele Svelto, Randell Jesup, and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 107. 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-2022-46879)

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 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5782-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168840

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5782-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2022

Updated: 7/10/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-46879

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-geckodriver, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-af, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-an, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-as, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ast, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-az, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-be, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-bg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-bn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-br, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-bs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ca, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-cak, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-cs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-csb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-cy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-da, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-de, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-el, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-en, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-eo, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-es, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-et, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-eu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-fa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-fi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-fr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-fy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-gd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-gl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-gn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-gu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-he, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-hi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-hr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-hsb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-hu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-hy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ia, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-id, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-is, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-it, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ja, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ka, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-kab, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-kk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-km, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-kn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ko, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ku, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-lg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-lt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-lv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-mai, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-mk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ml, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-mn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-mr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ms, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-my, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-nb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ne, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-nl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-nn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-nso, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-oc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-or, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-pa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-pl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-pt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ro, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ru, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-si, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sq, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-sw, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-szl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ta, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-te, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-th, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-tr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-uk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-ur, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-uz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-vi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-xh, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-zh-hans, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-zh-hant, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-locale-zu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-mozsymbols

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-46871, CVE-2022-46872, CVE-2022-46873, CVE-2022-46874, CVE-2022-46877, CVE-2022-46878, CVE-2022-46879

IAVA: 2022-A-0517-S

USN: 5782-1