Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-3238-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97855


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


An integer overflow was discovered in Firefox. 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-2017-5428).

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.


Update the affected firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97855

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3238-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/21

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2017/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5428

OSVDB: 153959

USN: 3238-1