USN-3391-3: Firefox regression

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3391-3

17th August, 2017

firefox regression

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

USN-3391-1 introduced a regression in Firefox.

Software description

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

USN-3391-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced a
performance regression with WebExtensions. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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 conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks,
bypass sandbox restrictions, obtain sensitive information, spoof the
origin of modal alerts, bypass same origin restrictions, read
uninitialized memory, cause a denial of service via program crash or hang,
or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7753, CVE-2017-7779, CVE-2017-7780,
CVE-2017-7781, CVE-2017-7783, CVE-2017-7784, CVE-2017-7785, CVE-2017-7786,
CVE-2017-7787, CVE-2017-7788, CVE-2017-7789, CVE-2017-7791, CVE-2017-7792,
CVE-2017-7794, CVE-2017-7797, CVE-2017-7798, CVE-2017-7799, CVE-2017-7800,
CVE-2017-7801, CVE-2017-7802, CVE-2017-7803, CVE-2017-7806, CVE-2017-7807,
CVE-2017-7808, CVE-2017-7809)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
firefox 55.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
firefox 55.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
firefox 55.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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.

References

LP: 1710987