USN-2458-2: Ubufox update

14 January 2015

ubufox update

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

This update provides compatible packages for Firefox 35.

Software Description

  • ubufox - Ubuntu Firefox specific configuration defaults and apt support

Details

USN-2458-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the corresponding version of Ubufox.

Original advisory details:

Christian Holler, Patrick McManus, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Byron Campen, Terrence Cole, and Nils Ohlmeier discovered multiple memory safety issues 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 via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-8634, CVE-2014-8635)

Bobby Holley discovered that some DOM objects with certain properties can bypass XrayWrappers in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass security restrictions. (CVE-2014-8636)

Michal Zalewski discovered a use of uninitialized memory when rendering malformed bitmap images on a canvas element. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential information. (CVE-2014-8637)

Muneaki Nishimura discovered that requests from navigator.sendBeacon() lack an origin header. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site request forgery (XSRF) attacks. (CVE-2014-8638)

Xiaofeng Zheng discovered that a web proxy returning a 407 response could inject cookies in to the originally requested domain. If a user connected to a malicious web proxy, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct session-fixation attacks. (CVE-2014-8639)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered a crash in Web Audio while manipulating timelines. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8640)

Mitchell Harper discovered a use-after-free in WebRTC. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-8641)

Brian Smith discovered that OCSP responses would fail to verify if signed by a delegated OCSP responder certificate with the id-pkix-ocsp-nocheck extension, potentially allowing a user to connect to a site with a revoked certificate. (CVE-2014-8642)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
xul-ext-ubufox - 3.0-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
xul-ext-ubufox - 3.0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
xul-ext-ubufox - 3.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the necessary changes.

References