Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-6649-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 190884

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6649-1 advisory.

- When storing and re-accessing data on a networking channel, the length of buffers may have been confused, resulting in an out-of-bounds memory read. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1546)

- Through a series of API calls and redirects, an attacker-controlled alert dialog could have been displayed on another website (with the victim website's URL shown). This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1547)

- A website could have obscured the fullscreen notification by using a dropdown select input element. This could have led to user confusion and possible spoofing attacks. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1548)

- If a website set a large custom cursor, portions of the cursor could have overlapped with the permission dialog, potentially resulting in user confusion and unexpected granted permissions. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1549)

- A malicious website could have used a combination of exiting fullscreen mode and `requestPointerLock` to cause the user's mouse to be re-positioned unexpectedly, which could have led to user confusion and inadvertently granting permissions they did not intend to grant. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1550)

- Set-Cookie response headers were being incorrectly honored in multipart HTTP responses. If an attacker could control the Content-Type response header, as well as control part of the response body, they could inject Set-Cookie response headers that would have been honored by the browser. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1551)

- Incorrect code generation could have led to unexpected numeric conversions and potential undefined behavior.*Note:* This issue only affects 32-bit ARM devices. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1552)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 122, Firefox ESR 115.7, and Thunderbird 115.7. 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 < 123, Firefox ESR < 115.8, and Thunderbird < 115.8. (CVE-2024-1553)

- The `fetch()` API and navigation incorrectly shared the same cache, as the cache key did not include the optional headers `fetch()` may contain. Under the correct circumstances, an attacker may have been able to poison the local browser cache by priming it with a `fetch()` response controlled by the additional headers. Upon navigation to the same URL, the user would see the cached response instead of the expected response. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123. (CVE-2024-1554)

- When opening a website using the `firefox://` protocol handler, SameSite cookies were not properly respected. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123. (CVE-2024-1555)

- The incorrect object was checked for NULL in the built-in profiler, potentially leading to invalid memory access and undefined behavior. *Note:* This issue only affects the application when the profiler is running. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 123. (CVE-2024-1556)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 122. 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 < 123. (CVE-2024-1557)

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-6649-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 190884

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6649-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2024

Updated: 3/21/2024

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: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1557

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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: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-tg, 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: 2/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1546, CVE-2024-1547, CVE-2024-1548, CVE-2024-1549, CVE-2024-1550, CVE-2024-1551, CVE-2024-1552, CVE-2024-1553, CVE-2024-1554, CVE-2024-1555, CVE-2024-1556, CVE-2024-1557

IAVA: 2024-A-0108-S

USN: 6649-1