Firefox < 48 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92753

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 48. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An overflow condition exists in the expat XML parser due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling malformed input documents. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

- 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)

- A flaw exists in the Resource Timing API during page navigation. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250)

- A flaw exists that is triggered when decoding url-encoded values in 'data:' URLs. An attacker can exploit this, via non-ASCII or emoji characters, to spoof the address in the address bar. (CVE-2016-5251)

- 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 the sweep() function that is triggered when handling objects and pointers during incremental garbage collection. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5255)

- 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)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the restorableFormNodes() function in XPathGenerator.jsm due to persistently storing passwords in plaintext in session restore data. An attacker can exploit this to disclose password information. (CVE-2016-5260)

- An integer overflow condition exists in the ProcessInput() function in WebSocketChannel.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling specially crafted WebSocketChannel packets. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5261)

- 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)

- A flaw exists due to a failure to properly filter file URIs dragged from a web page to a different piece of software. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5266)

- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling certain specific 'about:' URLs that allows an attacker to spoof the contents of system information or error messages (CVE-2016-5268)

- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling certain specific 'about:' URLs that allows an attacker to spoof the contents of system information or error messages (CVE-2016-5268)

- A flaw exists in woff2 that is triggered during the handling of TTC detection. An attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact.

- Multiple unspecified flaws exist in woff2 that allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox version 48 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/mfsa2016-66/

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/mfsa2016-71/

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/mfsa2016-74/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-75/

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/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-81/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-83/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-84/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92753

File Name: macosx_firefox_48.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/08/05

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5261

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

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-2016-0718, CVE-2016-2830, CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836, CVE-2016-2837, CVE-2016-2838, CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5251, CVE-2016-5252, CVE-2016-5254, CVE-2016-5255, CVE-2016-5258, CVE-2016-5259, CVE-2016-5260, CVE-2016-5261, CVE-2016-5262, CVE-2016-5263, CVE-2016-5264, CVE-2016-5265, CVE-2016-5266, CVE-2016-5268

BID: 90729, 92258, 92260, 92261

MFSA: 2016-62, 2016-63, 2016-64, 2016-66, 2016-67, 2016-68, 2016-69, 2016-70, 2016-71, 2016-72, 2016-73, 2016-74, 2016-75, 2016-76, 2016-77, 2016-78, 2016-79, 2016-80, 2016-81, 2016-83, 2016-84