Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3140-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95425

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that data: URLs can inherit the wrong origin after a HTTP redirect in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-9078)

A use-after-free was discovered in SVG animations. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9079).

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/3140-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95425

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3140-1.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/01

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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: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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2016/11/30

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9078, CVE-2016-9079

USN: 3140-1