[USN-5186-2] Firefox regressions

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Mon Dec 20 22:58:32 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5186-2
December 20, 2021

firefox regressions

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

- Ubuntu 21.10
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


USN-5186-1 caused some minor regressions in Firefox.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser


USN-5186-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced several
minor regressions. 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 into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
 potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive
 information, conduct spoofing attacks, bypass CSP restrictions, or
 execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538,
 CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543,
 CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546)
  A security issue was discovered with the handling of WebExtension
 permissions. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted
 extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to create and
 install a service worker that wouldn't be uninstalled with the extension.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.10:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1

Ubuntu 21.04:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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


Package Information:





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