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USN-6862-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

3 July 2024

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-2024-5689,
CVE-2024-5690, CVE-2024-5691, CVE-2024-5693, CVE-2024-5697, CVE-2024-5698,
CVE-2024-5699, CVE-2024-5700, CVE-2024-5701)

Lukas Bernhard discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory
during garbage collection. An attacker could potentially exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2024-5688)

Lukas Bernhard discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory in
the JavaScript engine. An attacker could potentially exploit this issue to
obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2024-5694)

Irvan Kurniawan discovered that Firefox did not properly handle certain
allocations in the probabilistic heap checker. An attacker could
potentially exploit this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2024-5695)

Irvan Kurniawan discovered that Firefox did not properly handle certain
text fragments in input tags. An attacker could potentially exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2024-5696)

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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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