Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1924-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 69234
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jeff Gilbert, Henrik Skupin, Ben Turner, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Gary Kwong, Jan Varga and Jesse Ruderman discovered multiple memory safety issues in Firefox. If the user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1702)

A use-after-free bug was discovered when the DOM is modified during a SetBody mutation event. If the user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1704)

A use-after-free bug was discovered when generating a CRMF request with certain parameters. If the user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1705)

Aki Helin discovered a crash when decoding a WAV file in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1708)

It was discovered that a document's URI could be set to the URI of a different document. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

A flaw was discovered when generating a CRMF request in certain circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1710)

Bobby Holley discovered that XBL scopes could be used to circumvent XrayWrappers in certain circumstances. An attacked could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or cause undefined behaviour. (CVE-2013-1711)

Cody Crews discovered that some JavaScript components performed security checks against the wrong URI, potentially bypassing same-origin policy restrictions. An attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or install addons from a malicious site. (CVE-2013-1713)

Federico Lanusse discovered that web workers could bypass cross-origin checks when using XMLHttpRequest. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
(CVE-2013-1714)

Georgi Guninski and John Schoenick discovered that Java applets could access local files under certain circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential data. (CVE-2013-1717).

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/1924-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69234

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1924-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/7/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 8/6/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox toString console.time Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1702, CVE-2013-1704, CVE-2013-1705, CVE-2013-1708, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1711, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717

BID: 61641

USN: 1924-1