[USN-6367-1] Firefox vulnerability

Nishit Majithia nishit.majithia at canonical.com
Thu Sep 14 04:33:57 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6367-1
September 14, 2023

firefox vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Firefox could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a malicious

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser


It was discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory when handling
WebP images. If a user were tricked into opening a webpage containing
malicious WebP image file, an attacker could potentially exploit these to
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-4863)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  firefox                         117.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

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


Package Information:
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