USN-3315-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3315-1

15th June, 2017

firefox vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a malicious website.

Software description

  • firefox
    – Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized
memory, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar contents, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5470, CVE-2017-5471, CVE-2017-5472,
CVE-2017-7749, CVE-2017-7750, CVE-2017-7751, CVE-2017-7752, CVE-2017-7754,
CVE-2017-7756, CVE-2017-7757, CVE-2017-7758, CVE-2017-7762, CVE-2017-7764)

Multiple security issues were discovered in the Graphite 2 library used by
Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website,
an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service,
read uninitialized memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7771,
CVE-2017-7772, CVE-2017-7773, CVE-2017-7774, CVE-2017-7775, CVE-2017-7776,
CVE-2017-7777, CVE-2017-7778)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
firefox

54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.10:
firefox

54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
firefox

54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
firefox

54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2017-5470,

CVE-2017-5471,

CVE-2017-5472,

CVE-2017-7749,

CVE-2017-7750,

CVE-2017-7751,

CVE-2017-7752,

CVE-2017-7754,

CVE-2017-7756,

CVE-2017-7757,

CVE-2017-7758,

CVE-2017-7762,

CVE-2017-7764,

CVE-2017-7771,

CVE-2017-7772,

CVE-2017-7773,

CVE-2017-7774,

CVE-2017-7775,

CVE-2017-7776,

CVE-2017-7777,

CVE-2017-7778

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