Firefox ESR 45.x < 45.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92752

Synopsis

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote Mac OS X host is 45.x prior to 45.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to a failure to close connections after requesting favicons.
An attacker can exploit this to continue to send requests to the user's browser and disclose sensitive information.(CVE-2016-2830)

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit these issues to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836)

- An overflow condition exists in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) used by the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-2837)

- An overflow condition exists in the ProcessPDI() function in layout/base/nsBidi.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2838)

- An underflow condition exists in the BasePoint4d() function in gfx/2d/Matrix.h due to improper validation of user-supplied input when calculating clipping regions in 2D graphics. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a stack-based buffer underflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5252)

- A use-after-free error exists in the KeyDown() function in layout/xul/nsXULPopupManager.cpp when using the alt key in conjunction with top level menu items. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5254)

- A use-after-free error exists in WebRTC that is triggered when handling DTLS objects. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5258)

- A use-after-free error exists in the DestroySyncLoop() function in dom/workers/WorkerPrivate.cpp that is triggered when handling nested sync event loops in Service Workers. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-5259)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists due to event handler attributes on a <marquee> tag being executed inside a sandboxed iframe that does not have the allow-scripts flag set. An attacker can exploit this to bypass cross-site scripting protection mechanisms.
(CVE-2016-5262)

- A type confusion flaw exists in the HitTest() function in nsDisplayList.cpp when handling display transformations. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5263)

- A use-after-free error exists in the NativeAnonymousChildListChange() function when applying effects to SVG elements. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-5264)

- A flaw exists in the Redirect() function in nsBaseChannel.cpp that is triggered when a malicious shortcut is called from the same directory as a local HTML file. An attacker can exploit this to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2016-5265)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox ESR version 45.3 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-62/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-63/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-64/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-67/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-68/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-70/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-72/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-73/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-76/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-77/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-78/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-79/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-80/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92752

File Name: macosx_firefox_45_3_esr.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/08/05

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5254

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2830, CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836, CVE-2016-2837, CVE-2016-2838, CVE-2016-5252, CVE-2016-5254, CVE-2016-5258, CVE-2016-5259, CVE-2016-5262, CVE-2016-5263, CVE-2016-5264, CVE-2016-5265

BID: 92258, 92261

MFSA: 2016-62, 2016-63, 2016-64, 2016-67, 2016-68, 2016-70, 2016-72, 2016-73, 2016-76, 2016-77, 2016-78, 2016-79, 2016-80