RHEL 8 : firefox (RHSA-2023:7573)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186438

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for firefox.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:7573 advisory.

- On some systemsdepending on the graphics settings and driversit was possible to force an out-of-bounds read and leak memory data into the images created on the canvas element. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6204)

- It was possible to cause the use of a MessagePort after it had already been freed, which could potentially have led to an exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6205)

- The black fade animation when exiting fullscreen is roughly the length of the anti-clickjacking delay on permission prompts. It was possible to use this fact to surprise users by luring them to click where the permission grant button would be about to appear. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6206)

- Ownership mismanagement led to a use-after-free in ReadableByteStreams This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6207)

- When using X11, text selected by the page using the Selection API was erroneously copied into the primary selection, a temporary storage not unlike the clipboard. *This bug only affects Firefox on X11. Other systems are unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6208)

- Relative URLs starting with three slashes were incorrectly parsed, and a path-traversal /../ part in the path could be used to override the specified host. This could contribute to security problems in web sites. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5.
(CVE-2023-6209)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 119, Firefox ESR 115.4, and Thunderbird 115.4. 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 < 120, Firefox ESR < 115.5.0, and Thunderbird < 115.5. (CVE-2023-6212)

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 RHEL firefox package based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:7573.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6204

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6205

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6206

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6207

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6208

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6209

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6212

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:7573

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186438

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-7573.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2023

Updated: 1/26/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, 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-2023-6212

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:redhat:rhel_aus:8.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:8.2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/21/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6204, CVE-2023-6205, CVE-2023-6206, CVE-2023-6207, CVE-2023-6208, CVE-2023-6209, CVE-2023-6212

CWE: 1021, 120, 125, 22, 416

IAVA: 2023-A-0654-S

RHSA: 2023:7573