important: dbus/firefox security update
An update for dbus/firefox is now available for NewStart CGSL MAIN 6.02.
NewStart Security has rated this update as having a security impact of important. A Common Vunlnerability Scoring System(CVSS)base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVElink(s) in the References section.
dbus: D-BUS is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the system-wide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility.
firefox: Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability.
dbus: An uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability was discovered in D-Bus. The DBusServer leaks file descriptors when a message exceeds the per-message file descriptor limit. This flaw allows a local attacker with access to the D-Bus system bus or another system service's private AF_UNIX socket, to make the system service reach its file descriptor limit, denying service to subsequent D-Bus clients. As a result, the system may become unusable for other users, and some services may stop working. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.(CVE-2020-12049)
firefox: Use after free in ANGLE in Google Chrome prior to 81.0.4044.122 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.(CVE-2020-6463)
firefox: Inappropriate implementation in WebRTC in Google Chrome prior to 84.0.4147.89 allowed an attacker in a privileged network position to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted SCTP stream.(CVE-2020-6514)
firefox: Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 78 and Firefox ESR 78.0. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 79, Firefox ESR < 68.11, Firefox ESR < 78.1, Thunderbird < 68.11, and Thunderbird < 78.1.(CVE-2020-15659)
firefox: Using object or embed tags, it was possible to frame other websites, even if they disallowed framing using the X-Frame-Options header. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78 and Firefox < 78.0.2.(CVE-2020-15648)
firefox: When constructing a permission prompt for WebRTC, a URI was supplied from the content process. This URI was untrusted, and could have been the URI of an origin that was previously granted permission; bypassing the prompt. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 78.(CVE-2020-12424)
firefox: Due to confusion processing a hyphen character in Date.parse(), a one-byte out of bounds read could have occurred, leading to potential information disclosure. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 78.(CVE-2020-12425)
firefox: An iframe sandbox element with the allow-popups flag could be bypassed when using noopener links. This could have led to security issues for websites relying on sandbox configurations that allowed popups and hosted arbitrary content. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 78.1, Firefox < 79, and Thunderbird < 78.1.(CVE-2020-15653)
firefox: The code for downloading files did not properly take care of special characters, which led to an attacker being able to cut off the file ending at an earlier position, leading to a different file type being downloaded than shown in the dialog. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 78.1, Firefox < 79, and Thunderbird < 78.1.(CVE-2020-15658)
firefox: When in an endless loop, a website specifying a custom cursor using CSS could make it look like the user is interacting with the user interface, when they are not. This could lead to a perceived broken state, especially when interactions with existing browser dialogs and warnings do not work. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 78.1, Firefox < 79, and Thunderbird < 78.1.(CVE-2020-15654)
firefox: By holding a reference to the eval() function from an about:blank window, a malicious webpage could have gained access to the InstallTrigger object which would allow them to prompt the user to install an extension. Combined with user confusion, this could result in an unintended or malicious extension being installed. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Thunderbird < 78.2, Thunderbird < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 78.2, and Firefox for Android < 80.(CVE-2020-15664)
firefox: When aborting an operation, such as a fetch, an abort signal may be deleted while alerting the objects to be notified. This results in a use-after-free and we presume that with enough effort it could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 68.12 and Thunderbird < 68.12.(CVE-2020-15669)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
Remember the build tag is 6.02.40B4.