Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2185-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 73786

Synopsis

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

Description

Bobby Holley, Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jan de Mooij, Jesse Ruderman, Nathan Froyd, John Schoenick, Karl Tomlinson, Vladimir Vukicevic and Christian Holler 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-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1519)

An out of bounds read was discovered in Web Audio. An attacker could potentially exploit this cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1522)

Abhishek Arya discovered an out of bounds read when decoding JPG images. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2014-1523)

Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow when a script uses a non-XBL object as an XBL object. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1524)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free in the Text Track Manager when processing HTML video. 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-2014-1525)

Jukka Jylanki discovered an out-of-bounds write in Cairo when working with canvas in some circumstances. 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-2014-1528)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that sites with notification permissions can run script in a privileged context in some circumstances. An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1529)

It was discovered that browser history navigations could be used to load a site with the addressbar displaying the wrong address. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting or phishing attacks. (CVE-2014-1530)

A use-after-free was discovered when resizing images in some circumstances. 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-2014-1531)

Christian Heimes discovered that NSS did not handle IDNA domain prefixes correctly for wildcard certificates. An attacker could potentially exploit this by using a specially crafted certificate to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack. (CVE-2014-1492)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free during host resolution in some circumstances. 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-2014-1532)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that the debugger bypassed XrayWrappers for some objects. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website whilst using the debugger, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1526).

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/2185-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73786

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2185-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/30

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2014/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1492, CVE-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1519, CVE-2014-1522, CVE-2014-1523, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1525, CVE-2014-1526, CVE-2014-1528, CVE-2014-1529, CVE-2014-1530, CVE-2014-1531, CVE-2014-1532

BID: 66356, 67123, 67125, 67127, 67129, 67130, 67131, 67132, 67133, 67134, 67135, 67136, 67137

USN: 2185-1