USN-3216-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3216-1

7th 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 version:

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.

References

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


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3216-1: Firefox vulnerabilities.
This full article can be read at: USN-3216-1: Firefox vulnerabilities.

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