Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : firefox regression (USN-3477-4)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 105542
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced a crash reporting issue where background tab crash reports were sent to Mozilla without user opt-in. This update fixes the problem.
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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, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7827, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7842)
It was discovered that exported bookmarks do not strip script elements from user-supplied tags. If a user were tricked in to adding specially crafted tags to bookmarks, exporting them and then opening the resulting HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2017-7840).
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.