Fedora 38 : firefox (2024-966e16bfa3)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193669

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Fedora 38 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2024-966e16bfa3 advisory.

- There was no limit to the number of HTTP/2 CONTINUATION frames that would be processed. A server could abuse this to create an Out of Memory condition in the browser. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3302)

- GetBoundName could return the wrong version of an object when JIT optimizations were applied. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3852)

- A use-after-free could result if a JavaScript realm was in the process of being initialized when a garbage collection started. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3853)

- In some code patterns the JIT incorrectly optimized switch statements and generated code with out-of- bounds-reads. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10.
(CVE-2024-3854)

- In certain cases the JIT incorrectly optimized MSubstr operations, which led to out-of-bounds reads. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3855)

- A use-after-free could occur during WASM execution if garbage collection ran during the creation of an array. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3856)

- The JIT created incorrect code for arguments in certain cases. This led to potential use-after-free crashes during garbage collection. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3857)

- It was possible to mutate a JavaScript object so that the JIT could crash while tracing it. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3858)

- On 32-bit versions there were integer-overflows that led to an out-of-bounds-read that potentially could be triggered by a malformed OpenType font. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3859)

- An out-of-memory condition during object initialization could result in an empty shape list. If the JIT subsequently traced the object it would crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3860)

- If an AlignedBuffer were assigned to itself, the subsequent self-move could result in an incorrect reference count and later use-after-free. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3861)

- The MarkStack assignment operator, part of the JavaScript engine, could access uninitialized memory if it were used in a self-assignment. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125. (CVE-2024-3862)

- The executable file warning was not presented when downloading .xrm-ms files. *Note: This issue only affected Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3863)

- Memory safety bug present in Firefox 124, Firefox ESR 115.9, and Thunderbird 115.9. This bug showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort this could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 125, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10.
(CVE-2024-3864)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 124. 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 < 125. (CVE-2024-3865)

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 firefox package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2024-966e16bfa3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193669

File Name: fedora_2024-966e16bfa3.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2024

Updated: 5/17/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-3864

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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:fedoraproject:fedora:38, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/16/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-3302, CVE-2024-3852, CVE-2024-3853, CVE-2024-3854, CVE-2024-3855, CVE-2024-3856, CVE-2024-3857, CVE-2024-3858, CVE-2024-3859, CVE-2024-3860, CVE-2024-3861, CVE-2024-3862, CVE-2024-3863, CVE-2024-3864, CVE-2024-3865

FEDORA: 2024-966e16bfa3

IAVA: 2024-A-0245-S