firefox security update (RHSA-2014-0448)

Original Release Date: May 14, 2014
Last Revised: June 10, 2015
Number: ASA-2014-199
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 2.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

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-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1529 and CVE-2014-1531 to these issues.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Firefox resolved hosts in certain circumstances. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox 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 name CVE-2014-1532 to this issue.

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded JPEG images. Loading a web page containing a specially crafted JPEG image could cause Firefox to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-1523 to this issue.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled browser navigations through history. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause the address bar of the browser to display a web page name while loading content from an entirely different web page, which could allow for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-1530 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 RHEL5 or RHEL6 with affected packages installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya one-X® Client Enablement Services 6.1, 6.2 including SP1 and SP2 Low For 6.1, upgrade to 6.1 SP3 or later.
For 6.2, upgrade to 6.2 SP3 or later.

Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends following 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-2014-1518
CVE-2014-1523
CVE-2014-1524
CVE-2014-1529
CVE-2014-1530
CVE-2014-1531
CVE-2014-1532
This is a Low risk because exploitation would require Internet browsing, which is considered non-standard user interaction.

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.

Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following 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.

5. Disclaimer:

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - May 14, 2014 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - June 10, 2015 - Updated one-X CES affected versions and actions, and set advisory status to final.

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