AlmaLinux 8 : firefox (ALSA-2024:1912)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193699

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2024:1912 advisory.

- The permission prompt input delay could expire while the window is not in focus. This makes it vulnerable to clickjacking by malicious websites. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 124, Firefox ESR < 115.10, and Thunderbird < 115.10. (CVE-2024-2609)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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 and Firefox ESR < 115.10. (CVE-2024-3864)

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://errata.almalinux.org/8/ALSA-2024-1912.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193699

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-1912.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 5/17/2024

Supported Sensors: 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:alma:linux:8::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::powertools, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::realtime, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:firefox, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::supplementary

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/18/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/19/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2609, CVE-2024-3852, CVE-2024-3854, CVE-2024-3857, CVE-2024-3859, CVE-2024-3861, CVE-2024-3864

CWE: 120, 125, 190, 356, 416, 843

IAVA: 2024-A-0174-S, 2024-A-0245-S