Debian: DSA-4287-1: firefox-esr security update

    Date07 Sep 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4287-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    September 07, 2018                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : firefox-esr
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-12376 CVE-2018-12377 CVE-2018-12378
    
    Several security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web
    browser: Multiple memory safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to
    the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.
    
    Debian follows the extended support releases (ESR) of Firefox. Support
    for the 52.x series has ended, so starting with this update we're now
    following the 60.x releases.
    
    Between 52.x and 60.x, Firefox has undergone significant internal
    updates, which makes it incompatible with a number of extensions. For
    more information please refer to
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/60.0esr/releasenotes/ 
    
    In addition, the new Firefox packages require Rust to build. A
    compatible Rust toolchain has been backported to Debian stretch, but is
    not available for all architectures which previously supported the
    purely C++-based Firefox packages. Thus, the new Firefox packages
    don't support the armel, armhf, mips, mips64el and mipsel architectures
    at this point.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 60.2.0esr-1~deb9u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your firefox-esr packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of firefox-esr please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/firefox-esr
    
    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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