USN-3315-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

15 June 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 cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar contents, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5470, CVE-2017-5471, CVE-2017-5472, CVE-2017-7749, CVE-2017-7750, CVE-2017-7751, CVE-2017-7752, CVE-2017-7754, CVE-2017-7756, CVE-2017-7757, CVE-2017-7758, CVE-2017-7762, CVE-2017-7764)

Multiple security issues were discovered in the Graphite 2 library used by Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7771, CVE-2017-7772, CVE-2017-7773, CVE-2017-7774, CVE-2017-7775, CVE-2017-7776, CVE-2017-7777, CVE-2017-7778)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
firefox - 54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.10
firefox - 54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
firefox - 54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
firefox - 54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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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