USN-4443-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

29 July 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, obtain sensitive
information, bypass iframe sandbox restrictions, confuse the user, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-6463, CVE-2020-6514, CVE-2020-15652,
CVE-2020-15653, CVE-2020-15654, CVE-2020-15656, CVE-2020-15658,
CVE-2020-15659)

It was discovered that redirected HTTP requests which are observed or
modified through a web extension could bypass existing CORS checks. If a
user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an
attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information
across origins. (CVE-2020-15655)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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