Firefox < 40.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

2015-08-28T00:00:00
ID MACOSX_FIREFOX_40_0_3.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-14T00:00:00

Description

The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 40.0.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

  • A use-after-free error exists when handling restyling operations during the resizing of canvas elements due to the canvas references being recreated, thus destroying the original references. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to deference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-4497)

  • A security feature bypass vulnerability exists due to a flaw that allows the manipulation of the 'data:' URL on a loaded web page without install permission prompts being displayed to the user. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to install add-ons from a malicious source. (CVE-2015-4498)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(85687);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/14  1:59:36");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-4497", "CVE-2015-4498");

  script_name(english:"Firefox < 40.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the version of Firefox.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host
is prior to 40.0.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following
vulnerabilities :

  - A use-after-free error exists when handling restyling
    operations during the resizing of canvas elements due to
    the canvas references being recreated, thus destroying
    the original references. A remote, unauthenticated
    attacker can exploit this to deference already freed
    memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or
    the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-4497)

  - A security feature bypass vulnerability exists due to a
    flaw that allows the manipulation of the 'data:' URL on
    a loaded web page without install permission prompts
    being displayed to the user. A remote, unauthenticated
    attacker can exploit this to install add-ons from a
    malicious source. (CVE-2015-4498)");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-94/");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-95/");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Firefox 40.0.3 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2015/08/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/08/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/08/28");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"MacOS X Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");

  script_dependencies("macosx_firefox_installed.nasl");
  script_require_keys("MacOSX/Firefox/Installed");

  exit(0);
}

include("mozilla_version.inc");

kb_base = "MacOSX/Firefox";
get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Installed");

version = get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Version", exit_code:1);
path = get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Path", exit_code:1);

if (get_kb_item(kb_base + '/is_esr')) exit(0, 'The Mozilla Firefox installation is in the ESR branch.');

mozilla_check_version(product:'firefox', version:version, path:path, esr:FALSE, fix:'40.0.3', severity:SECURITY_HOLE);