CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2016:2843)

2016-12-05T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2016-2843.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-03-02T00:00:00

Description

An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.5.1 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

  • A flaw was found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2016-9079)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2016:2843 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2016:2843 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(95484);
  script_version("3.15");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2020/02/18");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-9079");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2016:2843");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2016:2843)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.5.1 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2016-9079)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue."
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-December/022167.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?21455cd2"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-December/022168.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?947dab1a"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-cr-announce/2016-December/003693.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?f5a50bff"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected firefox package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2016-9079");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"metasploit_name", value:'Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE');
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_metasploit", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/06/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/12/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/12/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release");
if (isnull(release) || "CentOS" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "CentOS(?: Linux)? release ([0-9]+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "CentOS");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^(5|6|7)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS 5.x / 6.x / 7.x", "CentOS " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"firefox-45.5.1-1.el5.centos", allowmaj:TRUE)) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"firefox-45.5.1-1.el6.centos", allowmaj:TRUE)) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"firefox-45.5.1-1.el7.centos", allowmaj:TRUE)) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  cr_plugin_caveat = '\n' +
    'NOTE: The security advisory associated with this vulnerability has a\n' +
    'fixed package version that may only be available in the continuous\n' +
    'release (CR) repository for CentOS, until it is present in the next\n' +
    'point release of CentOS.\n\n' +

    'If an equal or higher package level does not exist in the baseline\n' +
    'repository for your major version of CentOS, then updates from the CR\n' +
    'repository will need to be applied in order to address the\n' +
    'vulnerability.\n';
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : rpm_report_get() + cr_plugin_caveat
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "firefox");
}