Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : unity-firefox-extension, webapps-greasemonkey, webaccounts-browser-extension update (USN-2743-3)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86144
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

USN-2743-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. Future Firefox updates will require all addons be signed and unity-firefox-extension, webapps-greasemonkey and webaccounts-browser-extension will not go through the signing process. Because these addons currently break search engine installations (LP: #1069793), this update permanently disables the addons by removing them from the system.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Andrew Osmond, Olli Pettay, Andrew Sutherland, Christian Holler, David Major, Andrew McCreight, Cameron McCormack, Bob Clary and Randell Jesup 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-2015-4500, CVE-2015-4501)

Andre Bargull discovered that when a web page creates a scripted proxy for the window with a handler defined a certain way, a reference to the inner window will be passed, rather than that of the outer window. (CVE-2015-4502)

Felix Grobert discovered an out-of-bounds read in the QCMS color management library 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-4504)

Khalil Zhani discovered a buffer overflow when parsing VP9 content 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-2015-4506)

Spandan Veggalam discovered a crash while using the debugger API in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website whilst using the debugger, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4507)

Juho Nurminen discovered that the URL bar could display the wrong URL in reader mode in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct URL spoofing attacks. (CVE-2015-4508)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating HTML media content 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-2015-4509)

Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free when using a shared worker with IndexedDB 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-2015-4510)

Francisco Alonso discovered an out-of-bounds read during 2D canvas rendering 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. (CVE-2015-4512)

Jeff Walden discovered that changes could be made to immutable properties in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary script in a privileged scope. (CVE-2015-4516)

Ronald Crane reported multiple vulnerabilities. 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-2015-4517, CVE-2015-4521, CVE-2015-4522, CVE-2015-7174, CVE-2015-7175, CVE-2015-7176, CVE-2015-7177, CVE-2015-7180)

Mario Gomes discovered that dragging and dropping an image after a redirect exposes the redirected URL to scripts. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-4519)

Ehsan Akhgari discovered 2 issues with CORS preflight requests. An attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass CORS restrictions. (CVE-2015-4520).

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 xul-ext-unity, xul-ext-webaccounts and / or xul-ext-websites-integration packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2743-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86144

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2743-3.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/25/2015

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: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-unity, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-webaccounts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-websites-integration, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4500, CVE-2015-4501, CVE-2015-4502, CVE-2015-4504, CVE-2015-4506, CVE-2015-4507, CVE-2015-4508, CVE-2015-4509, CVE-2015-4510, CVE-2015-4512, CVE-2015-4516, CVE-2015-4517, CVE-2015-4519, CVE-2015-4520, CVE-2015-4521, CVE-2015-4522, CVE-2015-7174, CVE-2015-7175, CVE-2015-7176, CVE-2015-7177, CVE-2015-7180

USN: 2743-3