Mozilla has released its latest Firefox 69 update browser version, which by default blocks third-party cookies and crypto miners and disables default support for Adobe Flash Player. The Firefox 69 update also comes with a batch ofย security patches, which address one critical and eight high-severity vulnerabilities.
The critical vulnerability CVE-2019-11751 enables malicious code execution through command line parameters for Firefox browsers on Windows OS. Mozilla stated that "logging-related command line parameters are not properly sanitized when Firefox is launched by another program, such as when a user clicks on malicious links in a chat application. This can be used to write a log file to an arbitrary location such as the Windows 'Startup' folder."
Other high-severity flaws that were fixed include a use-after-free vulnerability, a same-origin policy violation that could allow data theft, and a flaw allowing file manipulation and privilege escalation in Mozilla Maintenance Service.
- CVE-2019-11751 (Critical): Malicious code execution through command line parameters
- CVE-2019-11746 (High): Use-after-free while manipulating video
- CVE-2019-11744 (High): XSS by breaking out of title and Textarea elements using innerHTML
- CVE-2019-11742 (High): Same-origin policy violation with SVG filters and canvas to steal cross-origin images
- CVE-2019-11736 (High): File manipulation and privilege escalation in Mozilla Maintenance Service
- CVE-2019-11753 (High): Privilege escalation with Mozilla Maintenance Service in custom Firefox installation location
- CVE-2019-11752 (High): Use-after-free while extracting a key value in IndexedDB
- CVE-2019-9812 (High): Sandbox escape through Firefox Sync
- CVE-2019-11741 (High): Isolate addons.mozilla.org and accounts.firefox.com
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