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USN-6890-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

10 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-2024-6601,
CVE-2024-6604, CVE-2024-6607, CVE-2024-6608, CVE-2024-6610, CVE-2024-6611,
CVE-2024-6612, CVE-2024-6613, CVE-2024-6614, CVE-2024-6615)

It was discovered that Firefox did not properly manage certain memory
operations in the NSS. An attacker could potentially exploit this issue to
cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-6602,
CVE-2024-6609)

Irvan Kurniawan discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory
during thread creation. An attacker could potentially exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2024-6603)

It was discovered that Firefox incorrectly handled array accesses in the
clipboard component, leading to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
expose sensitive information. (CVE-2024-6606)

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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