Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : firefox regressions (USN-2917-3)

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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-2917-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update caused several web compatibility regressions.

This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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).

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/2917-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90598

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2917-3.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2016

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: 2917-3