Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2243-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 74493

Synopsis

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

Description

Gary Kwong, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Hannes Verschore, Jan de Mooij, Ryan VanderMeulen, Jeff Walden, Kyle Huey, Jesse Ruderman, Gregor Wagner, Benoit Jacob and Karl Tomlinson 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-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1534)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple use-after-free and out-of-bounds read issues in Firefox. An attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1536, CVE-2014-1537, CVE-2014-1538)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in the event listener manager. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2014-1540)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SMIL animation controller. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1541)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered a buffer overflow in Web Audio. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1542).

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/2243-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 74493

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2243-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/12

Updated: 2019/09/19

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: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: 2014/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1534, CVE-2014-1536, CVE-2014-1537, CVE-2014-1538, CVE-2014-1540, CVE-2014-1541, CVE-2014-1542

BID: 67964, 67966, 67968, 67971, 67978

USN: 2243-1