Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2295-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76705

Synopsis

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

Description

Christian Holler, David Keeler, Byron Campen, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Alon Zakai, Bobby Holley, Jonathan Watt, Shu-yu Guo, Steve Fink, Terrence Cole, Gijs Kruitbosch and Catalin Badea 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-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1548)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow when interacting with WebAudio buffers. 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-2014-1549)

Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free in WebAudio. 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-2014-1550)

David Chan and Gijs Kruitbosch discovered that web content could spoof UI customization events in some circumstances, resulting in a limited ability to move UI icons. (CVE-2014-1561)

Jethro Beekman discovered a use-after-free when the FireOnStateChange event is triggered in some circumstances. 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-2014-1555)

Patrick Cozzi discovered a crash when using the Cesium JS library to generate WebGL content. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privilges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1556)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in CERT_DestroyCertificate. 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-2014-1544)

A crash was discovered in Skia when scaling an image, if the scaling operation takes too long. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1557)

Christian Holler discovered several issues when parsing certificates with non-standard character encoding, resulting in the inability to use valid SSL certificates in some circumstances. (CVE-2014-1558, CVE-2014-1559, CVE-2014-1560)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that network redirects could cause an iframe to escape the confinements defined by its sandbox attribute in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2014-1552).

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/2295-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76705

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2295-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/23

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: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: 2014/07/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544, CVE-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1548, CVE-2014-1549, CVE-2014-1550, CVE-2014-1552, CVE-2014-1555, CVE-2014-1556, CVE-2014-1557, CVE-2014-1558, CVE-2014-1559, CVE-2014-1560, CVE-2014-1561

USN: 2295-1