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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041739
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12385   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 28 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 62.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user that can exploit a separate vulnerability and write to the local cache in the target user's profile directory can cause the browser to crash for target users switching between the Nightly and Release versions of the browser.

Philipp reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user can cause denial of service conditions on the target user's browser.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Oracle)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 23 2018 Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2018-2835 Moderate: Oracle Linux 7 firefox security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2018-2835

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Add firefox-oracle-default-prefs.js and remove the corresponding Red 
Hat file

- Update to 60.2.1 ESR

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