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

High Nessus Plugin ID 97855

Synopsis

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

Description

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).

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3238-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97855

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3238-1.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/21

Updated: 2019/09/18

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2017/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5428

USN: 3238-1