Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : firefox regression (USN-2702-3)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85578

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-2702-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. After upgrading, some users in the US reported that their default search engine switched to Yahoo. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Byron Campen, Tyson Smith, Bobby Holley, Chris Coulson, and Eric Rahm 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-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4474)

Aki Helin discovered an out-of-bounds read when playing malformed MP3 content in some circumstances. 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-2015-4475)

A use-after-free was discovered during MediaStream playback 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 priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4477)

Andre Bargull discovered that non-configurable properties on JavaScript objects could be redefined when parsing JSON.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2015-4478)

Multiple integer overflows were discovered in libstagefright. 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-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4493)

Jukka Jylanki discovered a crash that occurs because JavaScript does not properly gate access to Atomics or SharedArrayBuffers 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. (CVE-2015-4484)

Abhishek Arya discovered 2 buffer overflows in libvpx when decoding malformed WebM content in some circumstances. 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-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486)

Ronald Crane reported 3 security issues. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these, in combination with another security vulnerability, to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Christoph Kerschbaumer discovered an issue with Mozilla's implementation of Content Security Policy (CSP), which could allow for a more permissive usage in some cirucumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2015-4490)

Gustavo Grieco discovered a heap overflow in gdk-pixbuf. 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 priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4491)

Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free when using XMLHttpRequest with shared workers 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 priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4492).

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/2702-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85578

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2702-3.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/21

Updated: 2018/12/01

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4474, CVE-2015-4475, CVE-2015-4477, CVE-2015-4478, CVE-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4484, CVE-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4490, CVE-2015-4491, CVE-2015-4492, CVE-2015-4493

USN: 2702-3