Debian DSA-5581-1 : firefox-esr - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 187136

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5581 advisory.

- The WebGL `DrawElementsInstanced` method was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow when used on systems with the Mesa VM driver. This issue could allow an attacker to perform remote code execution and sandbox escape. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121.
(CVE-2023-6856)

- When resolving a symlink, a race may occur where the buffer passed to `readlink` may actually be smaller than necessary. *This bug only affects Firefox on Unix-based operating systems (Android, Linux, MacOS).
Windows is unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6857)

- Firefox was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow in `nsTextFragment` due to insufficient OOM handling.
This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6858)

- A use-after-free condition affected TLS socket creation when under memory pressure. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6859)

- The `VideoBridge` allowed any content process to use textures produced by remote decoders. This could be abused to escape the sandbox. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6860)

- The `nsWindow::PickerOpen(void)` method was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow when running in headless mode. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121.
(CVE-2023-6861)

- A use-after-free was identified in the `nsDNSService::Init`. This issue appears to manifest rarely during start-up. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6 and Thunderbird < 115.6. (CVE-2023-6862)

- The `ShutdownObserver()` was susceptible to potentially undefined behavior due to its reliance on a dynamic type that lacked a virtual destructor. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6863)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 120, Firefox ESR 115.5, and Thunderbird 115.5. 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. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6864)

- `EncryptingOutputStream` was susceptible to exposing uninitialized data. This issue could only be abused in order to write data to a local disk which may have implications for private browsing mode. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6 and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6865)

- The timing of a button click causing a popup to disappear was approximately the same length as 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 ESR < 115.6 and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6867)

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 firefox-esr packages.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), these problems have been fixed in version 115.6.0esr-1~deb12u1.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/bookworm/firefox-esr

https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/firefox-esr

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/firefox-esr

https://www.debian.org/security/2023/dsa-5581

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6856

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6857

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6858

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6859

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6860

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6861

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6862

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6863

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6864

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6865

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2023-6867

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 187136

File Name: debian_DSA-5581.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2023

Updated: 1/26/2024

Supported Sensors: 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-2023-6864

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ach, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-af, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-an, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ast, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-az, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-be, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-bs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ca-valencia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cak, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-cy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-da, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-de, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-dsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-en-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-eo, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-cl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-es, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-es-mx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-rm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ro, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ru, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sco, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-et, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-eu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fa, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ff, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fur, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-gu-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-he, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hi-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-hy-am, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ia, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-id, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-is, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-it, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ja, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ka, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kab, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-km, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-kn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ko, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lij, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-lv, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-mk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-mr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ms, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-my, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ne-np, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-si, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-son, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sq, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-szl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-te, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-tg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-th, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-tl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-tr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-trs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-uk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-ur, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-uz, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-vi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-xh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-zh-tw, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-oc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr-l10n-pl

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6856, CVE-2023-6857, CVE-2023-6858, CVE-2023-6859, CVE-2023-6860, CVE-2023-6861, CVE-2023-6862, CVE-2023-6863, CVE-2023-6864, CVE-2023-6865, CVE-2023-6867

IAVA: 2023-A-0702-S