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A Firefox security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS.



[USN-6456-1] Firefox vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6456-1
October 30, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details:

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive
information across domains, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5722,
CVE-2023-5724, CVE-2023-5728, CVE-2023-5729, CVE-2023-5730, CVE-2023-5731)

Kelsey Gilbert discovered that Firefox did not properly manage certain
browser prompts and dialogs due to an insufficient activation-delay. An
attacker could potentially exploit this issue to perform clickjacking.
(CVE-2023-5721)

Daniel Veditz discovered that Firefox did not properly validate a cookie
containing invalid characters. An attacker could potentially exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2023-5723)

Shaheen Fazim discovered that Firefox did not properly validate the URLs
open by installed WebExtension. An attacker could potentially exploit this
issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2023-5725)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
firefox 119.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6456-1
CVE-2023-5721, CVE-2023-5722, CVE-2023-5723, CVE-2023-5724,
CVE-2023-5725, CVE-2023-5728, CVE-2023-5729, CVE-2023-5730,
CVE-2023-5731

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/119.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1