Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201802-03

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

Affected Packages

www-client/firefox on all architectures
Affected versions < 52.6.0
Unaffected versions >= 52.6.0
www-client/firefox-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 52.6.0
Unaffected versions >= 52.6.0

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to perform Man-in-the-Middle attacks, obtain sensitive information, spoof the address bar, conduct clickjacking attacks, bypass security restrictions and protection mechanisms, or have other unspecified impact.

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-52.6.0"
 

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/firefox-bin-52.6.0"
 

References

Release Date
February 20, 2018

Latest Revision
February 20, 2018: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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