USN-2360-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

24 September 2014

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.

Software Description

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and others discovered that NSS incorrectly handled parsing ASN.1 values. An attacker could use this issue to forge RSA certificates.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
firefox - 32.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
firefox - 32.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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.

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