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USN-5186-2: Firefox regressions

20 December 2021

USN-5186-1 caused some minor regressions in Firefox.



  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser


USN-5186-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced several
minor regressions. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive
information, conduct spoofing attacks, bypass CSP restrictions, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538,
CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543,
CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546)

A security issue was discovered with the handling of WebExtension
permissions. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted
extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to create and
install a service worker that wouldn't be uninstalled with the extension.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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