USN-3155-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

13 December 2016

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

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in Firefox. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks,
obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9080, CVE-2016-9893,
CVE-2016-9894, CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9896, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898,
CVE-2016-9899, CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9901, CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9903,
CVE-2016-9904)

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.

Related notices