USN-4408-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

02 July 2020

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, obtain sensitive
information, bypass permission prompts, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-12415, CVE-2020-12416, CVE-2020-12417, CVE-2020-12418,
CVE-2020-12419, CVE-2020-12420, CVE-2020-12422, CVE-2020-12424,
CVE-2020-12425, CVE-2020-12426)

It was discovered that when performing add-on updates, certificate chains
not terminating with built-in roots were silently rejected. This could
result in add-ons becoming outdated. (CVE-2020-12421)

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.

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