Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-2893-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88711
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Jason Pang discovered that service workers intercept responses to plugin network requests made through the browser. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same origin restrictions using the Flash plugin. (CVE-2016-1949).

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2893-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88711

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2893-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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:15.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1949

USN: 2893-1