[USN-4599-2] Firefox vulnerabilities

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Mon Oct 26 22:33:52 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4599-2
October 26, 2020

firefox vulnerabilities

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

- 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


USN-4599-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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, spoof the prompt
 for opening an external application, obtain sensitive information, or
 arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  firefox                         82.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.5

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

  CVE-2020-15254, CVE-2020-15680, CVE-2020-15681, CVE-2020-15682,
  CVE-2020-15683, CVE-2020-15684, CVE-2020-15969

Package Information:

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