Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1600-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62476
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Henrik Skupin, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Soroush Dalili and others discovered several memory corruption flaws in Firefox. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3982, CVE-2012-3983, CVE-2012-3988, CVE-2012-3989)

David Bloom and Jordi Chancel discovered that Firefox did not always properly handle the <select> element. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct URL spoofing and clickjacking attacks. (CVE-2012-3984)

Collin Jackson discovered that Firefox did not properly follow the HTML5 specification for document.domain behavior. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via JavaScript execution. (CVE-2012-3985)

Johnny Stenback discovered that Firefox did not properly perform security checks on test methods for DOMWindowUtils. (CVE-2012-3986)

Alice White discovered that the security checks for GetProperty could be bypassed when using JSAPI. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2012-3991)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered a history state error in Firefox. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof the location property to inject script or intercept posted data. (CVE-2012-3992)

Mariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that allowed a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-3993, CVE-2012-3994, CVE-2012-4184)

Abhishek Arya, Atte Kettunen and others discovered several memory flaws in Firefox when using the Address Sanitizer tool. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3990, CVE-2012-3995, CVE-2012-4179, CVE-2012-4180, CVE-2012-4181, CVE-2012-4182, CVE-2012-4183, CVE-2012-4185, CVE-2012-4186, CVE-2012-4187, CVE-2012-4188).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1600-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62476

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1600-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/10/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2012

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox 5.0 - 15.0.1 __exposedProps__ XCS Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3982, CVE-2012-3983, CVE-2012-3984, CVE-2012-3985, CVE-2012-3986, CVE-2012-3988, CVE-2012-3989, CVE-2012-3990, CVE-2012-3991, CVE-2012-3992, CVE-2012-3993, CVE-2012-3994, CVE-2012-3995, CVE-2012-4179, CVE-2012-4180, CVE-2012-4181, CVE-2012-4182, CVE-2012-4183, CVE-2012-4184, CVE-2012-4185, CVE-2012-4186, CVE-2012-4187, CVE-2012-4188

USN: 1600-1