Security Alert (A17-08-04): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox
09 August 2017
Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox. These vulnerabilities are caused by XUL injection, use-after-free error, memory safety bugs, buffer overflow, out-of-bounds read, domain hijacking, same-origin policy bypass, and memory protections bypass, etc. A remote attacker could entice a user to open a web page with specially crafted content to exploit the vulnerabilities.
Firefox prior to version 55
Firefox ESR prior to version 52.3
A successful attack could lead to allow arbitrary code execution, memory corruption, information disclosure, spoofing or application crash on an affected system.
Mozilla has released new versions of the product to address the issues and they can be downloaded at the following URLs:
Firefox 55 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/
Firefox ESR 52.3 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/
Users of affected systems should follow the recommendations provided by the product vendor and take immediate actions to mitigate the risk.