[USN-3477-4] Firefox regression

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Wed Jan 3 13:03:49 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3477-4
January 03, 2018

firefox regression

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

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


USN-3477-1 caused a regression in Firefox.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser


USN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced a
crash reporting issue where background tab crash reports were sent to 
Mozilla without user opt-in. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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, bypass same-origin restrictions,
 bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the
 addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7827,
 CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833,
 CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7842)
 It was discovered that javascript: URLs pasted in to the addressbar
 would be executed instead of being blocked in some circumstances. If a
 user were tricked in to copying a specially crafted URL in to the
 addressbar, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct
 cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2017-7839)
 It was discovered that exported bookmarks do not strip script elements
 from user-supplied tags. If a user were tricked in to adding specially
 crafted tags to bookmarks, exporting them and then opening the resulting
 HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct
 cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2017-7840)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
  firefox                         57.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

Ubuntu 17.04:
  firefox                         57.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  firefox                         57.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  firefox                         57.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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


Package Information:

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