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USN-5726-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

16 November 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

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, spoof the contents of the
addressbar, bypass security restrictions, cross-site tracing or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-45403, CVE-2022-45404, CVE-2022-45405,
CVE-2022-45406, CVE-2022-45407, CVE-2022-45408, CVE-2022-45409, CVE-2022-45410,
CVE-2022-45411, CVE-2022-45413, CVE-2022-40674, CVE-2022-45418, CVE-2022-45419,
CVE-2022-45420, CVE-2022-45421)

Armin Ebert discovered that Firefox did not properly manage while resolving
file symlink. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted weblink,
an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2022-45412)

Jefferson Scher and Jayateertha Guruprasad discovered that Firefox did not
properly sanitize the HTML download file extension under certain circumstances.
If a user were tricked into downloading and executing malicious content, a
remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the programs. (CVE-2022-45415)

Erik Kraft, Martin Schwarzl, and Andrew McCreight discovered that Firefox
incorrectly handled keyboard events. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to perform a timing side-channel attack and possibly figure out which
keys are being pressed. (CVE-2022-45416)

Kagami discovered that Firefox did not detect Private Browsing Mode correctly.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information about
Private Browsing Mode.
(CVE-2022-45417)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5638-1: lib64expat1, libexpat1-dev, libexpat1, lib64expat1-dev, expat
  • USN-5638-2: expat, libexpat1-dev, libexpat1