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USN-5434-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

23 May 2022

Firefox could be made to execute JavaScript in a privileged context if it opened a malicious website.

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Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

It was discovered that the methods of an Array object could be corrupted
as a result of prototype pollution by sending a message to the parent
process. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website,
an attacker could exploit this to execute JavaScript in a privileged
context.

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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.

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