[USN-2538-1] Firefox vulnerabilities
chris.coulson at canonical.com
Sun Mar 22 11:16:59 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2538-1
March 22, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a malicious website.
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser
A flaw was discovered in the implementation of typed array bounds checking
opening a specially crafted website, an attacked could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
Mariusz Mlynski discovered a flaw in the processing of SVG format content
navigation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
website, an attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary script in a
privileged context. (CVE-2015-0818)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make
all the necessary changes.
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