Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3140-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95425
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that data: URLs can inherit the wrong origin after a HTTP redirect in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-9078)
A use-after-free was discovered in SVG animations. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9079).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.