USN-2707-1: Firefox vulnerability

07 August 2015

Firefox could be made to expose sensitive information from local files.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Cody Crews discovered a way to violate the same-origin policy to inject
script in to a non-privileged part of the PDF viewer. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
exploit this to read sensitive information from local files.
(CVE-2015-4495)

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.

References