firefox security update (RHSA-2013-1268)

Original Release Date: October 25, 2013
Last Revised: October 25, 2013
Number: ASA-2013-481
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735 and CVE-2013-1736 to these issues.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain DOM JavaScript objects. An attacker could use this flaw to make JavaScript client or add-on code make incorrect, security sensitive decisions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-1737 to this issue.

More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by Red Hat:

2. Avaya System Products using a modified version of RHEL with affected packages installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya IQ 5.x None See Mitigating Factors table below.
Avaya CMS R17.x None See Mitigating Factors table below.
Avaya Communication Server 1000:
  • CS1000E
  • CS1000M
  • CS1000E/CS1000M Signaling Server
7.x None See Mitigating Factors table below.
Avaya IP Office Server Edition 8.1, 9.0 None See Mitigating Factors table below.
Avaya one-X® Client Enablement Services 6.x Low For 6.1.x, upgrade to 6.1 SP3 or later 6.1 SP.
For 6.2 and later, see recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® Presence Services 6.x None See Mitigating Factors table below. Upgrade to 6.1.2 or later.
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 1.x, 5.x, 6.x None See Mitigating Factors table below. Upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 5.x, 6.x None See Mitigating Factors table below. Upgrade to 6.3 or later.

Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends following the networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but the System Product operating system or application should not be modified unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2013-1718
CVE-2013-1722
CVE-2013-1725
CVE-2013-1730
CVE-2013-1732
CVE-2013-1735
CVE-2013-1736
CVE-2013-1737
The risk is Low for one-X Client Enablement Services because exploitation would require Internet browsing, which is considered non-standard user interaction.
There is no risk for the other products because Firefox is not installed by default, only xulrunner is installed.

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.

Product: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.
CVLAN Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.
Avaya Aura® Experience Portal Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the EP application.
Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS) Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.
Avaya Aura® Presence Services Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the PS application.
Avaya Secure Access Link Gateway Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the SAL Gateway application.
Avaya Voice Portal Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the VP application.

Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following the recommended actions supplied by Red Hat regarding their Enterprise Linux.

4. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - October 25, 2013 - Initial Statement issued.

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