Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2372-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78466

Synopsis

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

Description

Bobby Holley, Christian Holler, David Bolter, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Carsten Book, Martijn Wargers, Shih-Chiang Chien, Terrence Cole and Jeff Walden 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-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1575)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow during CSS manipulation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, 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-2014-1576)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered an out-of-bounds read with Web Audio. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal sensitive information. (CVE-2014-1577)

Abhishek Arya discovered an out-of-bounds write when buffering WebM video in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, 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-2014-1578)

Michal Zalewski discovered that memory may not be correctly initialized when rendering a malformed GIF in to a canvas in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal sensitive information. (CVE-2014-1580)

A use-after-free was discovered during text layout in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, 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-2014-1581)

Patrick McManus and David Keeler discovered 2 issues that could result in certificate pinning being bypassed in some circumstances. An attacker with a fraudulent certificate could potentially exploit this conduct a man in the middle attack. (CVE-2014-1582, CVE-2014-1584)

Eric Shepherd and Jan-Ivar Bruaroey discovered issues with video sharing via WebRTC in iframes, where video continues to be shared after being stopped and navigating to a new site doesn't turn off the camera. An attacker could potentially exploit this to access the camera without the user being aware. (CVE-2014-1585, CVE-2014-1586)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that webapps could use the Alarm API to read the values of cross-origin references. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafter webapp, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2014-1583).

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/2372-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78466

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2372-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/15

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1575, CVE-2014-1576, CVE-2014-1577, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1580, CVE-2014-1581, CVE-2014-1582, CVE-2014-1583, CVE-2014-1584, CVE-2014-1585, CVE-2014-1586

BID: 70424, 70425, 70426, 70427, 70428, 70430, 70431, 70432, 70434, 70436, 70439, 70440

USN: 2372-1