Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2550-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82524
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Synopsis

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

Description

Olli Pettay and Boris Zbarsky discovered an issue during anchor navigations in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin policy restrictions.
(CVE-2015-0801)

Bobby Holley discovered that windows created to hold privileged UI content retained access to privileged internal methods if navigated to unprivileged content. An attacker could potentially exploit this in combination with another flaw, in order to execute arbitrary script in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0802)

Several type confusion issues were discovered 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-2015-0803, CVE-2015-0804)

Abhishek Arya discovered memory corruption issues during 2D graphics rendering. 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-2015-0805, CVE-2015-0806)

Christoph Kerschbaumer discovered that CORS requests from navigator.sendBeacon() followed 30x redirections after preflight. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site request forgery (XSRF) attacks. (CVE-2015-0807)

Mitchell Harper discovered an issue with memory management of simple-type arrays in WebRTC. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause undefined behaviour. (CVE-2015-0808)

Felix Grobert discovered an out-of-bounds read in the QCMS colour management library. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0811)

Armin Razmdjou discovered that lightweight themes could be installed in Firefox without a user approval message, from Mozilla subdomains over HTTP without SSL. A remote attacker could potentially exploit this by conducting a Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attack to install themes without user approval. (CVE-2015-0812)

Aki Helin discovered a use-after-free when playing MP3 audio files using the Fluendo MP3 GStreamer plugin in certain 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-2015-0813)

Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Gary Kwong, Karl Tomlinson, Randell Jesup, Shu-yu Guo, Steve Fink, Tooru Fujisawa, and Byron Campen 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-2015-0814, CVE-2015-0815)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that documents loaded via resource: URLs (such as PDF.js) could load privileged chrome pages. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this in combination with another flaw, in order to execute arbitrary script in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0816).

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/2550-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82524

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2550-1.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/2/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/1/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0801, CVE-2015-0802, CVE-2015-0803, CVE-2015-0804, CVE-2015-0805, CVE-2015-0806, CVE-2015-0807, CVE-2015-0808, CVE-2015-0811, CVE-2015-0812, CVE-2015-0813, CVE-2015-0814, CVE-2015-0815, CVE-2015-0816

BID: 73454, 73455, 73457, 73458, 73460, 73461, 73462, 73463, 73464, 73465, 73466, 73467

USN: 2550-1