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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
19 March 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-5146
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3599-1
March 16, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.10
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 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
An out-of-bounds write was discovered when processing Vorbis audio data.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an
attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5146)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make
all the necessary changes.
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