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USN-5314-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

6 March 2022

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

A use-after-free was discovered when removing an XSLT parameter in some
circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
website, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-26485)

A use-after-free was discovered in the WebGPU IPC framework. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2022-26486)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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