USN-3260-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

21 April 2017

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 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 read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar contents or other UI elements, escape the sandbox to read local files, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5429, CVE-2017-5430, CVE-2017-5432, CVE-2017-5433, CVE-2017-5434, CVE-2017-5435, CVE-2017-5436, CVE-2017-5437, CVE-2017-5438, CVE-2017-5439, CVE-2017-5440, CVE-2017-5441, CVE-2017-5442, CVE-2017-5443, CVE-2017-5444, CVE-2017-5445, CVE-2017-5446, CVE-2017-5447, CVE-2017-5448, CVE-2017-5449, CVE-2017-5451, CVE-2017-5453, CVE-2017-5454, CVE-2017-5455, CVE-2017-5456, CVE-2017-5458, CVE-2017-5459, CVE-2017-5460, CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5464, CVE-2017-5465, CVE-2017-5466, CVE-2017-5467, CVE-2017-5468, CVE-2017-5469)

A flaw was discovered in the DRBG number generation in NSS. If an attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2017-5462)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
firefox - 53.0+build6-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.10
firefox - 53.0+build6-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
firefox - 53.0+build6-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
firefox - 53.0+build6-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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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