USN-1608-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

11 October 2012

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

It was discovered that the browser engine used in Firefox contained a
memory corruption flaw. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2012-4191)

It was discovered that Firefox allowed improper access to the Location
object. An attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2012-4192)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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