Debian DSA-3728-1 : firefox-esr - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95445

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

A use-after-free vulnerability in the SVG Animation was discovered in the Mozilla Firefox web browser, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash) or execute arbitrary code, if a user is tricked into opening a specially crafted website.

Solution

Upgrade the firefox-esr packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 45.5.1esr-1~deb8u1.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/firefox-esr

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3728

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95445

File Name: debian_DSA-3728.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/01

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/01

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9079

DSA: 3728