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Ubuntu: USN-5284-1 (CVE-2022-22755): Firefox vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-5284-1 (CVE-2022-22755): Firefox vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/14/2022
Created
03/25/2022
Added
02/15/2022
Modified
03/24/2022

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-5284-1:

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, bypass security restrictions, obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-0511,CVE-2022-22755,CVE-2022-22759,CVE-2022-22760, CVE-2022-22761,CVE-2022-22764)

It was discovered that extensions of a particular type could auto-update themselves and bypass the prompt that requests permissions. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass security restrictions. (CVE-2022-22754)

It was discovered that dragging and dropping an image into a folder could result in it being marked as executable. If a user were tricked into dragging and dropping a specially crafted image, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-22756)

It was discovered that Remote Agent, used in WebDriver, did not validate Host or Origin headers. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website with WebDriver enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to connect back to the user's browser in order to control it. (CVE-2022-22757)

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-firefox

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