Debian Security Advisory DSA 4199-1 (firefox-esr - security update)

Published: 2018-05-09 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
firefox-esr on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 52.8.0esr-1~deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 52.8.0esr-1~deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your firefox-esr Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of firefox-esr please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Summary:
Several security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5150
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5154
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5155
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5157
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5158
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5159
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5168
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5178
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5183

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4199.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/firefox-esr

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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