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.
- firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser
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,
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make
all the necessary changes.