Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : firefox regressions (USN-3761-2)

2018-09-14T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3761-2.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-07-02T00:00:00

Description

USN-3761-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused several regressions affecting spellchecker dictionaries and search engines. This update fixes the problems.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details :

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12375, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377, CVE-2018-12378)

It was discovered that if a user saved passwords before Firefox 58 and then later set a master password, an unencrypted copy of these passwords would still be accessible. A local user could exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12383).

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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3761-2. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(117496);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:48");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2018-12375", "CVE-2018-12376", "CVE-2018-12377", "CVE-2018-12378", "CVE-2018-12383");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3761-2");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : firefox regressions (USN-3761-2)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"USN-3761-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused several
regressions affecting spellchecker dictionaries and search engines.
This update fixes the problems.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details :

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12375, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377,
CVE-2018-12378)

It was discovered that if a user saved passwords before
Firefox 58 and then later set a master password, an
unencrypted copy of these passwords would still be
accessible. A local user could exploit this to obtain
sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12383).

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."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://usn.ubuntu.com/3761-2/"
  );
  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:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/10/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/09/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/09/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! preg(pattern:"^(14\.04|16\.04|18\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 / 18.04", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) 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, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"firefox", pkgver:"62.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"16.04", pkgname:"firefox", pkgver:"62.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"18.04", pkgname:"firefox", pkgver:"62.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.4")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "firefox");
}