USN-3216-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

7 March 2017

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Software Description

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass same origin restrictions, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar, spoof the print dialog, cause a denial of service via application crash or hang, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5399, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5403, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5406, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5412, CVE-2017-5413, CVE-2017-5414, CVE-2017-5415, CVE-2017-5416, CVE-2017-5417, CVE-2017-5418, CVE-2017-5419, CVE-2017-5420, CVE-2017-5421, CVE-2017-5422, CVE-2017-5426, CVE-2017-5427)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
firefox - 52.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
firefox - 52.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
firefox - 52.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
firefox - 52.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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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