A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.
- firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser
USN-4278-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the necessary changes.