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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4717-2
February 08, 2021

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

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-4717-1 introduced a regression in Firefox.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details:

USN-4717-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused a
startup hang in some circumstances. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 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 cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive
 information, conduct clickjacking attacks, or execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
  firefox                         85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.20.10.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  firefox                         85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  firefox                         85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  firefox                         85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4717-2
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4717-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1914147

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.20.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/85.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1