Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox regression (USN-1729-2)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64967

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-1729-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update introduced a regression which sometimes resulted in freezes and crashes when using multiple tabs with images displayed. This update fixes the problem.

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Olli Pettay, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Joe Drew, Wayne Mery, Alon Zakai, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Luke Wagner, Terrence Cole, Timothy Nikkel, Bill McCloskey, and Nicolas Pierron discovered multiple memory safety issues affecting Firefox. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2013-0783, CVE-2013-0784)

Atte Kettunen discovered that Firefox could perform an out-of-bounds read while rendering GIF format images. An attacker could exploit this to crash Firefox.
(CVE-2013-0772)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that Firefox did not properly handle some wrapped WebIDL objects. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-0765)

Bobby Holley discovered vulnerabilities in Chrome Object Wrappers (COW) and System Only Wrappers (SOW). If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass security protections to obtain sensitive information or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2013-0773)

Frederik Braun discovered that Firefox made the location of the active browser profile available to JavaScript workers.
(CVE-2013-0774)

A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in Firefox. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-0775)

Michal Zalewski discovered that Firefox would not always show the correct address when cancelling a proxy authentication prompt. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct URL spoofing and phishing attacks.
(CVE-2013-0776)

Abhishek Arya discovered several problems related to memory handling. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-0777, CVE-2013-0778, CVE-2013-0779, CVE-2013-0780, CVE-2013-0781, CVE-2013-0782).

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/1729-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64967

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1729-2.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/01

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0765, CVE-2013-0772, CVE-2013-0773, CVE-2013-0774, CVE-2013-0775, CVE-2013-0776, CVE-2013-0777, CVE-2013-0778, CVE-2013-0779, CVE-2013-0780, CVE-2013-0781, CVE-2013-0782, CVE-2013-0783, CVE-2013-0784

BID: 58034, 58036, 58037, 58038, 58040, 58041, 58042, 58043, 58044, 58047, 58048, 58049, 58050, 58051

USN: 1729-2