Ubuntu 5186-2: Firefox regressions

Advisories

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5186-2
December 20, 2021

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

- Ubuntu 21.10
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-5186-1 caused some minor regressions in Firefox.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details:

USN-5186-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced several
minor regressions. 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 into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
 potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive
 information, conduct spoofing attacks, bypass CSP restrictions, or
 execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538,
 CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543,
 CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546)
  A security issue was discovered with the handling of WebExtension
 permissions. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted
 extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to create and
 install a service worker that wouldn't be uninstalled with the extension.
 (CVE-2021-43540)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.10:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1

Ubuntu 21.04:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  firefox                         95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5186-2
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5186-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1955433

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 5186-2: Firefox regressions

December 20, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 21.10 - Ubuntu 21.04 - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: USN-5186-1 caused some minor regressions in Firefox. Software Description: - firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser Details: USN-5186-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced several minor regressions. 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 into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive information, conduct spoofing attacks, bypass CSP restrictions, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538, CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543, CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546) A security issue was discovered with the handling of WebExtension permissions. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to create and install a service worker that wouldn't be uninstalled with the extension. (CVE-2021-43540)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 21.10: firefox 95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1 Ubuntu 21.04: firefox 95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.04.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: firefox 95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: firefox 95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5186-2

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5186-1

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1955433

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5186-2

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.21.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/95.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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