Slackware: 2020-094-01: mozilla-firefox Security Update

    Date 03 Apr 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to fix security issues.
    
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    [slackware-security]  mozilla-firefox (SSA:2020-094-01)
    
    New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
    fix security issues.
    
    
    Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
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    patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1_slack14.2.txz:  Upgraded.
      This release contains critical security fixes and improvements.
      "Under certain conditions, when running the nsDocShell destructor, a race
      condition can cause a use-after-free. We are aware of targeted attacks in
      the wild abusing this flaw."
      "Under certain conditions, when handling a ReadableStream, a race condition
      can cause a use-after-free. We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild
      abusing this flaw."
      For more information, see:
        https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/68.6.1/releasenotes/
        https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-11/
        https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-6819
        https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-6820
      (* Security fix *)
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    Where to find the new packages:
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    Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
    (https://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting
    to the Slackware project!  :-)
    
    Also see the "Get Slack" section on https://slackware.com for
    additional mirror sites near you.
    
    Updated package for Slackware 14.2:
    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1_slack14.2.txz
    
    Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:
    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
    
    Updated package for Slackware -current:
    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1.txz
    
    Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-x86_64-1.txz
    
    
    MD5 signatures:
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    Slackware 14.2 package:
    8b2eb341ce310660bd7776be0e941779  mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1_slack14.2.txz
    
    Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
    a2664ad8d32a5c26f1cd19fe3dab5e49  mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
    
    Slackware -current package:
    0be47fd6ac6cb7a92958ee263489f6e9  xap/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1.txz
    
    Slackware x86_64 -current package:
    781e4b6619da74250fc8d951ef49223e  xap/mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-x86_64-1.txz
    
    
    Installation instructions:
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    Upgrade the package as root:
    # upgradepkg mozilla-firefox-68.6.1esr-i686-1_slack14.2.txz
    
    
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