USN-3844-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

11 December 2018

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 issues were discovered 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, bypass same-origin
restritions, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12405, CVE-2018-12406,
CVE-2018-12407, CVE-2018-17466, CVE-2018-18492, CVE-2018-18493,
CVE-2018-18494, CVE-2018-18498)

Multiple security issues were discovered in WebExtensions. If a user were
tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to open privileged pages, or bypass other
security restrictions. (CVE-2018-18495, CVE-2018-18497)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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