USN-4278-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

13 February 2020

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, conduct cross-site scripting
(XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04

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

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