Mozilla Firefox ESR < 45.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9987
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Synopsis

The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox ESR earlier than 45.8 are unpatched for the following vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists that is triggered as certain input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in 'js/src/jsgc.cpp' that is triggered as certain input is not properly validated when handling zone groups. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- An unspecified flaw exists in 'netwerk/streamconv/converters/nsMultiMixedConv.cpp' that is triggered as certain input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in 'netwerk/cache/nsDiskCacheDeviceSQL.cpp' that is triggered when handling cache eviction. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.- A use-after-free condition exists that is triggered when handling NPAPI plugin references. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to dereference already freed memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in 'dom/base/nsDocument.cpp' that is triggered when handling frame request callbacks rescheduling. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in the 'js::array_sort()' function in 'js/src/jsarray.cpp' that is triggered as certain input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in the 'cairo_cff_font_write_cid_fontdict()' function in 'cairo-cff-subset.c' that is triggered as certain input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and crash a process linked against the library or potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A use-after-free error exists in the 'FontFaceSet' class in 'layout/style/FontFaceSet.cpp' that is triggered when handling events for FontFace objects. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to dereference already freed memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in the JavaScript Garbage Collection mechanism that is triggered during incremental sweeping on memory cleanups. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in 'dom/bindings/ErrorResult.h' that is triggered when handling ErrorResult references. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A use-after-free error exists that is triggered when handling ranges in selections with one node inside and one node outside of a native anonymous tree. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to dereference already freed memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
- A flaw exists in the 'HTMLTrackElement::LoadResource()' function in 'dom/html/HTMLTrackElement.cpp' that is triggered as CORS headers are not checked when loading video captions. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to disclose video captions.
- A path truncation flaw exist in the 'NS_main()' function in 'toolkit/mozapps/update/updater/updater.cpp' that is triggered when passing callback parameters through the Mozilla Maintenance Service. This may allow a local attacker to delete arbitrary files with elevated privileges.
- A flaw exists in the 'FilterNodeLightingSoftware::SetAttribute()' function template in 'gfx/2d/FilterNodeSoftware.cpp' that is triggered when handling subnormal surfaceScale values. With a specially crafted SVG filter, a context-dependent attacker can perform a side-channel attack, potentially resulting in disclosure of history information or text values across domains.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox version 45.8 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-05

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-06

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9987

Family: Web Clients

Published: 3/8/2017

Updated: 11/6/2019

Dependencies: 9131

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5409, CVE-2017-5410

BID: 96664, 96693, 96651, 96696