Debian: DSA-3600-1: iceweasel/firefox-esr security update

    Date09 Jun 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or spoofing.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3600-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    June 09, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : firefox-esr
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-2818 CVE-2016-2819 CVE-2016-2821 CVE-2016-2822 
                     CVE-2016-2828 CVE-2016-2831
    
    Multiple security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web
    browser: Multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows and other
    implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or
    spoofing.
    
    Wait, Firefox? No more references to Iceweasel? That's right, Debian no
    longer applies a custom branding. Please see these links for further
    information:
     https://glandium.org/blog/?p=3622
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_software_rebranded_by_Debian
    
    Debian follows the extended support releases (ESR) of Firefox. Support
    for the 38.x series has ended, so starting with this update we're now
    following the 45.x releases and this update to the next ESR is also the
    point where we reapply the original branding.
    
    Transition packages for the iceweasel packages are provided which
    automatically upgrade to the new version. Since new binary packages need
    to be installed, make sure to allow that in your upgrade procedure (e.g.
    by using "apt-get dist-upgrade" instead of "apt-get upgrade").
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 45.2.0esr-1~deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 45.2.0esr-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your firefox-esr packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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