[USN-4408-1] Firefox vulnerabilities

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Thu Jul 2 14:02:42 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4408-1
July 02, 2020

firefox vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 19.10
- 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.

Software Description:
- 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, obtain sensitive
information, bypass permission prompts, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-12415, CVE-2020-12416, CVE-2020-12417, CVE-2020-12418,
CVE-2020-12419, CVE-2020-12420, CVE-2020-12422, CVE-2020-12424,
CVE-2020-12425, CVE-2020-12426)

It was discovered that when performing add-on updates, certificate chains
not terminating with built-in roots were silently rejected. This could
result in add-ons becoming outdated. (CVE-2020-12421)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  firefox                         78.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 19.10:
  firefox                         78.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.19.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  firefox                         78.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  firefox                         78.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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

  CVE-2020-12415, CVE-2020-12416, CVE-2020-12417, CVE-2020-12418,
  CVE-2020-12419, CVE-2020-12420, CVE-2020-12421, CVE-2020-12422,
  CVE-2020-12424, CVE-2020-12425, CVE-2020-12426

Package Information:





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