Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 / 15.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2917-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 89826

Synopsis

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

Description

Francis Gabriel discovered a buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS. 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-2016-1950)

Bob Clary, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, Randell Jesup, Carsten Book, Gian-Carlo Pascutto, Tyson Smith, Andrea Marchesini, and Jukka Jylanki 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-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1953)

Nicolas Golubovic discovered that CSP violation reports can be used to overwrite local files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website with addon signing disabled and unpacked addons installed, an attacker could potentially exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2016-1954)

Muneaki Nishimura discovered that CSP violation reports contained full paths for cross-origin iframe navigations. An attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential data. (CVE-2016-1955)

Ucha Gobejishvili discovered that performing certain WebGL operations resulted in memory resource exhaustion with some Intel GPUs, requiring a reboot. 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-2016-1956)

Jose Martinez and Romina Santillan discovered a memory leak in libstagefright during MPEG4 video file processing 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 memory exhaustion. (CVE-2016-1957)

Abdulrahman Alqabandi discovered that the addressbar could be blank or filled with page defined content 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-2016-1958)

Looben Yang discovered an out-of-bounds read in Service Worker Manager. 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-2016-1959)

A use-after-free was discovered in the HTML5 string parser. 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-2016-1960)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SetBody function of HTMLDocument. 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-2016-1961)

Dominique Hazael-Massieux discovered a use-after-free when using multiple WebRTC data channels. 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-2016-1962)

It was discovered that Firefox crashes when local files are modified whilst being read by the FileReader API. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2016-1963)

Nicolas Gregoire discovered a use-after-free during XML transformations. 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-2016-1964)

Tsubasa Iinuma discovered a mechanism to cause the addressbar to display an incorrect URL, using history navigations and the Location protocol property. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct URL spoofing attacks. (CVE-2016-1965)

A memory corruption issues was discovered in the NPAPI subsystem. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website with a malicious plugin installed, 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-2016-1966)

Jordi Chancel discovered a same-origin-policy bypass when using performance.getEntries and history navigation with session restore. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential data.
(CVE-2016-1967)

Luke Li discovered a buffer overflow during Brotli decompression 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-2016-1968)

Ronald Crane discovered a use-after-free in GetStaticInstance in WebRTC. 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-2016-1973)

Ronald Crane discovered an out-of-bounds read following a failed allocation in the HTML parser 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-2016-1974)

Holger Fuhrmannek, Tyson Smith and Holger Fuhrmannek reported multiple memory safety issues in the Graphite 2 library. 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-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802).

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89826

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2917-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/10

Updated: 2019/04/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:15.10

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: 2016/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1950, CVE-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1953, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1955, CVE-2016-1956, CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1958, CVE-2016-1959, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1962, CVE-2016-1963, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1965, CVE-2016-1966, CVE-2016-1967, CVE-2016-1968, CVE-2016-1973, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802

USN: 2917-1