Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2602-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83434
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve Fink, Gary Kwong, Andrew McCreight, Christian Holler, Jon Coppeard, and Milan Sreckovic 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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow during the rendering of SVG content with certain CSS properties 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-2015-2710)

Alex Verstak discovered that <meta name='referrer'> is ignored in some circumstances. (CVE-2015-2711)

Dougall Johnson discovered an out of bounds read and write in asm.js.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-2712)

Scott Bell discovered a use-afer-free during the processing of text when vertical text is enabled. 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-2015-2713)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free during shutdown. 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-2015-2715)

Ucha Gobejishvili discovered a buffer overflow when parsing compressed XML content. 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-2015-2716)

A buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read were discovered when parsing metadata in MP4 files 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-2015-2717)

Mark Hammond discovered that when a trusted page is hosted within an iframe in an untrusted page, the untrusted page can intercept webchannel responses meant for the trusted page in some circumstances.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to bypass origin restrictions.
(CVE-2015-2718).

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/2602-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83434

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2602-1.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/13/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2711, CVE-2015-2712, CVE-2015-2713, CVE-2015-2715, CVE-2015-2716, CVE-2015-2717, CVE-2015-2718

USN: 2602-1