USN-4353-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

07 May 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, bypass security
restrictions, spoof the URL bar, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-6831, CVE-2020-12387, CVE-2020-12390, CVE-2020-12391,
CVE-2020-12394, CVE-2020-12395, CVE-2020-12396)

It was discovered that the Devtools’ ‘Copy as cURL’ feature did not
properly escape the HTTP POST data of a request. If a user were tricked in to
using the ‘Copy as cURL’ feature to copy and paste a command with
specially crafted data in to a terminal, an attacker could potentially
exploit this to obtain sensitive information from local files.
(CVE-2020-12392)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

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