Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox regression (USN-3216-2)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 99121
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-3216-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update resulted in a startup crash when Firefox is used with XRDP. 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 bypass same origin restrictions, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar, spoof the print dialog, cause a denial of service via application crash or hang, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5399, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5403, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5406, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5412, CVE-2017-5413, CVE-2017-5414, CVE-2017-5415, CVE-2017-5416, CVE-2017-5417, CVE-2017-5418, CVE-2017-5419, CVE-2017-5420, CVE-2017-5421, CVE-2017-5422, CVE-2017-5426, CVE-2017-5427).
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.