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USN-3238-1: Firefox vulnerability

20 March 2017

An integer overflow was discovered in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

An integer overflow was discovered in Firefox. 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-2017-5428)

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.

References