GLSA 201705-06: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:05/09/2017
Bugs: #611976
ID:201705-06

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mozilla Firefox, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Mozilla Firefox is a popular open-source web browser from the Mozilla Project.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
www-client/firefox-bin < 45.8.0 >= 45.8.0 All supported architectures
www-client/firefox < 45.8.0 >= 45.8.0 All supported architectures

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, bypass access restriction, access otherwise protected information, or spoof content via multiple vectors.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/firefox-45.8.0"
    

All Mozilla Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/firefox-bin-45.8.0"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201705-06.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

Thank you!