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USN-6320-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

30 August 2023

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

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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, obtain sensitive
information across domains, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-4573,
CVE-2023-4574, CVE-2023-4575, CVE-2023-4578, CVE-2023-4581, CVE-2023-4583,
CVE-2023-4584, CVE-2023-4585)

Lukas Bernhard discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory when
the "UpdateRegExpStatics" attempted to access "initialStringHeap". An
attacker could potentially exploit this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-4577)

Malte J├╝rgens discovered that Firefox did not properly handle search
queries if the search query itself was a well formed URL. An attacker could
potentially exploit this issue to perform spoofing attacks. (CVE-2023-4579)

Harveer Singh discovered that Firefox did not properly handle push
notifications stored on disk in private browsing mode. An attacker could
potentially exploits this issue to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2023-4580)

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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.

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