Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-6710-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 192523

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-6710-1 advisory.

- An attacker was able to perform an out-of-bounds read or write on a JavaScript object by fooling range- based bounds check elimination. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 124.0.1. (CVE-2024-29943)

- An attacker was able to inject an event handler into a privileged object that would allow arbitrary JavaScript execution in the parent process. Note: This vulnerability affects Desktop Firefox only, it does not affect mobile versions of Firefox. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 124.0.1 and Firefox ESR < 115.9.1. (CVE-2024-29944)

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-6710-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 192523

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6710-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2024

Updated: 4/19/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0

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-2024-29944

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-29943, CVE-2024-29944

IAVA: 2024-A-0174-S

USN: 6710-1