Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3044-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92785

Synopsis

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

Description

Gustavo Grieco discovered an out-of-bounds read during XML parsing 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0718)

Toni Huttunen discovered that once a favicon is requested from a site, the remote server can keep the network connection open even after the page is closed. A remote attacked could potentially exploit this to track users, resulting in information disclosure. (CVE-2016-2830)

Christian Holler, Tyson Smith, Boris Zbarsky, Byron Campen, Julian Seward, Carsten Book, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, and Phil Ringnalda 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.
(CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) during video playback. 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 plugin process crash, or, in combination with another vulnerability to escape the GMP sandbox, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2837)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow when rendering SVG content 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. (CVE-2016-2838)

Bert Massop discovered a crash in Cairo with version 0.10 of FFmpeg.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-2839)

Catalin Dumitru discovered that URLs of resources loaded after a navigation start could be leaked to the following page via the Resource Timing API. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250)

Firas Salem discovered an issue with non-ASCII and emoji characters in data: URLs. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the addressbar contents. (CVE-2016-5251)

Georg Koppen discovered a stack buffer underflow during 2D graphics rendering 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. (CVE-2016-5252)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free when the alt key is used with top-level menus. 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.
(CVE-2016-5254)

Jukka Jylanki discovered a crash during garbage collection. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-5255)

Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free 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. (CVE-2016-5258)

Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free when working with nested sync events in service workers. 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. (CVE-2016-5259)

Mike Kaply discovered that plain-text passwords can be stored in session restore if an input field type is changed from 'password' to 'text' during a session, leading to information disclosure.
(CVE-2016-5260)

Samuel Gross discovered an integer overflow in WebSockets during data buffering 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. (CVE-2016-5261)

Nikita Arykov discovered that JavaScript event handlers on a <marquee> element can execute in a sandboxed iframe without the allow-scripts flag set. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2016-5262)

A type confusion bug was discovered in display transformation during rendering. 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.
(CVE-2016-5263)

A use-after-free was discovered when applying effects to SVG elements 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. (CVE-2016-5264)

Abdulrahman Alqabandi discovered a same-origin policy violation relating to local HTML files and saved shortcut files. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2016-5265)

Rafael Gieschke discovered an information disclosure issue related to drag and drop. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5266)

A text injection issue was discovered with about: URLs. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof internal error pages.
(CVE-2016-5268).

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/3044-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92785

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3044-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/08

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 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:16.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-2830, CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836, CVE-2016-2837, CVE-2016-2838, CVE-2016-2839, 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

USN: 3044-1