USN-1360-1: Firefox vulnerability

13 February 2012

A security vulnerability has been fixed in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Andrew McCreight and Olli Pettay discovered a use-after-free vulnerability
in the XBL bindings. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the
privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2012-0452)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the
necessary changes.