Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-3238-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97855
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAn integer overflow was discovered in Firefox. 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-2017-5428).
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.