[USN-4474-1] Firefox vulnerabilities
chris.coulson at canonical.com
Wed Aug 26 18:59:56 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4474-1
August 26, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 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
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, trick the user
in to installing a malicious extension, spoof the URL bar, leak sensitive
information between origins, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-15664,
CVE-2020-15665, CVE-2020-15666, CVE-2020-15670)
It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain signatures.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2020-12400, CVE-2020-12401, CVE-2020-6829)
A data race was discovered when importing certificate information in to
the trust store. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause an
unspecified impact. (CVE-2020-15668)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make
all the necessary changes.
CVE-2020-12400, CVE-2020-12401, CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15665,
CVE-2020-15666, CVE-2020-15668, CVE-2020-15670, CVE-2020-6829
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