Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2052-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 71374
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Synopsis

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

Description

Ben Turner, Bobby Holley, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler and Christoph Diehl discovered multiple memory safety issues in Firefox.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5610)

Myk Melez discovered that the doorhanger notification for web app installation could persist between page navigations. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct clickjacking attacks.
(CVE-2013-5611)

Masato Kinugawa discovered that pages with missing character set encoding information can inherit character encodings across navigations from another domain. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-5612)

Daniel Veditz discovered that a sandboxed iframe could use an object element to bypass its own restrictions. (CVE-2013-5614)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in event listeners. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5616)

A use-after-free was discovered in the table editing interface. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5618)

Dan Gohman discovered that binary search algorithms in Spidermonkey used arithmetic prone to overflow in several places. However, this is issue not believed to be exploitable. (CVE-2013-5619)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a crash when inserting an ordered list in to a document using script. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-6671)

Vincent Lefevre discovered that web content could access clipboard data under certain circumstances, resulting in information disclosure.
(CVE-2013-6672)

Sijie Xia discovered that trust settings for built-in EV root certificates were ignored under certain circumstances, removing the ability for a user to manually untrust certificates from specific authorities. (CVE-2013-6673)

Tyson Smith, Jesse Schwartzentruber and Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free in functions for synthetic mouse movement handling. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5613)

Eric Faust discovered that GetElementIC typed array stubs can be generated outside observed typesets. An attacker could possibly exploit this to cause undefined behaviour with a potential security impact. (CVE-2013-5615)

Michal Zalewski discovered several issues with JPEG image handling. An attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630).

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/2052-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71374

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2052-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

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: 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/18/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5610, CVE-2013-5611, CVE-2013-5612, CVE-2013-5613, CVE-2013-5614, CVE-2013-5615, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-5619, CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-6672, CVE-2013-6673

BID: 63676, 63679, 64203, 64204, 64205, 64206, 64207, 64209, 64210, 64211, 64212, 64213, 64214, 64215, 64216

USN: 2052-1