USN-3140-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

30 November 2016

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.



  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser


It was discovered that data: URLs can inherit the wrong origin after a
HTTP redirect in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially
exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-9078)

A use-after-free was discovered in SVG animations. If a user were tricked
in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this
to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2016-9079)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

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