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USN-6218-1: Firefox vulnerability

12 July 2023

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login.

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Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

A use-after-free was discovered in Firefox when handling workers. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or
execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

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