USN-2702-3: Firefox regression

20 August 2015

USN-2702-1 introduced a regression in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

USN-2702-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. After upgrading, some users
in the US reported that their default search engine switched to Yahoo.
This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Byron Campen, Tyson Smith, Bobby Holley,
Chris Coulson, and Eric Rahm discovered multiple memory safety issues 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
via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4474)

Aki Helin discovered an out-of-bounds read when playing malformed MP3
content in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a
specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Firefox. (CVE-2015-4475)

A use-after-free was discovered during MediaStream playback in some
circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the
priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4477)

André Bargull discovered that non-configurable properties on javascript
objects could be redefined when parsing JSON. If a user were tricked in to
opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit
this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2015-4478)

Multiple integer overflows were discovered in libstagefright. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Firefox. (CVE-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4493)

Jukka Jylänki discovered a crash that occurs because javascript does not
properly gate access to Atomics or SharedArrayBuffers in some
circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2015-4484)

Abhishek Arya discovered 2 buffer overflows in libvpx when decoding
malformed WebM content in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in
to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially
exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486)

Ronald Crane reported 3 security issues. If a user were tricked in to
opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially
exploit these, in combination with another security vulnerability, to
cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4487,
CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Christoph Kerschbaumer discovered an issue with Mozilla's implementation
of Content Security Policy (CSP), which could allow for a more permissive
usage in some cirucumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this
to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2015-4490)

Gustavo Grieco discovered a heap overflow in gdk-pixbuf. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application
crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking
Firefox. (CVE-2015-4491)

Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free when using XMLHttpRequest with
shared workers in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening
a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code
with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-4492)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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