Firefox < 15.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61711
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 15.0 and thus, is potentially affected by the following security issues :

- An error exists related to 'Object.defineProperty' and the location object that could allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-1956)

- Unspecified memory safety issues exist. (CVE-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1971)

- Multiple use-after-free errors exist. (CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964)

- An error exists related to 'about:newtab' and the browser's history. This error can allow a newly opened tab to further open a new window and navigate to the privileged 'about:newtab' page leading to possible privilege escalation. (CVE-2012-3965)

- An error exists related to bitmap (BMP) and icon (ICO) file decoding that can lead to memory corruption causing application crashes and potentially arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-3966)

- A use-after-free error exists related to WebGL shaders.
(CVE-2012-3968)

- A buffer overflow exists related to SVG filters.
(CVE-2012-3969)

- A use-after-free error exists related to elements having 'requiredFeatures' attributes. (CVE-2012-3970)

- A 'Graphite 2' library memory corruption error exists.
(CVE-2012-3971)

- An XSLT out-of-bounds read error exists related to 'format-number'. (CVE-2012-3972)

- Remote debugging is possible even when disabled and the 'HTTPMonitor' extension is enabled. (CVE-2012-3973)

- The DOM parser can unintentionally load linked resources in extensions. (CVE-2012-3975)

- Incorrect SSL certificate information can be displayed in the address bar when two 'onLocationChange' events fire out of order. (CVE-2012-3976)

- Security checks related to location objects can be bypassed if crafted calls are made to the browser chrome code. (CVE-2012-3978)

- Calling 'eval' in the web console can allow injected code to be executed with browser chrome privileges.
(CVE-2012-3980)

- SPDY's request header compression leads to information leakage, which can allow private data such as session cookies to be extracted, even over an SSL connection.
(CVE-2012-4930)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 15.0 or later.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/524145/30/0/threaded

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-57/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-58/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-59/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-60/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-61/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-62/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-63/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-64/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-65/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-66/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-68/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-69/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-70/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-72/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-73/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61711

File Name: macosx_firefox_15_0.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 8/29/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: macosx_firefox_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-3971

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/28/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/28/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1956, CVE-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1971, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964, CVE-2012-3965, CVE-2012-3966, CVE-2012-3968, CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3970, CVE-2012-3971, CVE-2012-3972, CVE-2012-3973, CVE-2012-3975, CVE-2012-3976, CVE-2012-3978, CVE-2012-3980, CVE-2012-4930

BID: 55249, 55256, 55257, 55260, 55264, 55266, 55274, 55276, 55278, 55292, 55304, 55306, 55308, 55310, 55311, 55313, 55314, 55316, 55317, 55318, 55319, 55320, 55321, 55322, 55323, 55324, 55325, 55340, 55341, 55342, 55857

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990