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Security Advisory firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:586-11
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-07-21
Last updated on: 2005-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1937
CVE-2005-2114
CVE-2005-2260
CVE-2005-2261
CVE-2005-2262
CVE-2005-2263
CVE-2005-2264
CVE-2005-2265
CVE-2005-2266
CVE-2005-2267
CVE-2005-2268
CVE-2005-2269
CVE-2005-2270

Details

An updated firefox package that fixes various security bugs is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled synthetic events. It is possible
that Web content could generate events such as keystrokes or mouse clicks
that could be used to steal data or execute malicious JavaScript code. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-2260 to this issue.


A bug was found in the way Firefox executed Javascript in XBL controls. It
is possible for a malicious webpage to leverage this vulnerability to
execute other JavaScript based attacks even when JavaScript is disabled.
(CAN-2005-2261)

A bug was found in the way Firefox set an image as the desktop wallpaper.
If a user chooses the "Set As Wallpaper..." context menu item on a
specially crafted image, it is possible for an attacker to execute
arbitrary code on a victim's machine. (CAN-2005-2262)

A bug was found in the way Firefox installed its extensions. If a user can
be tricked into visiting a malicious webpage, it may be possible to obtain
sensitive information such as cookies or passwords. (CAN-2005-2263)

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled the _search target. It is
possible for a malicious website to inject JavaScript into an already open
webpage. (CAN-2005-2264)

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled certain Javascript functions. It
is possible for a malicious web page to crash the browser by executing
malformed Javascript code. (CAN-2005-2265)

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled multiple frame domains. It is
possible for a frame as part of a malicious web site to inject content into
a frame that belongs to another domain. This issue was previously fixed as
CAN-2004-0718 but was accidentally disabled. (CAN-2005-1937)

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled child frames. It is possible for
a malicious framed page to steal sensitive information from its parent
page. (CAN-2005-2266)

A bug was found in the way Firefox opened URLs from media players. If a
media player opens a URL that is JavaScript, JavaScript is executed
with access to the currently open webpage. (CAN-2005-2267)

A design flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed alerts and prompts.
Alerts and prompts were given the generic title [JavaScript Application]
which prevented a user from knowing which site created them. (CAN-2005-2268)

A bug was found in the way Firefox handled DOM node names. It is possible
for a malicious site to overwrite a DOM node name, allowing certain
privileged chrome actions to execute the malicious JavaScript. (CAN-2005-2269)

A bug was found in the way Firefox cloned base objects. It is possible for
Web content to navigate up the prototype chain to gain access to privileged
chrome objects. (CAN-2005-2270)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that
contains Firefox version 1.0.6 and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 58452d0748de0ee8c4eb95bb94e205fa
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a573396480cf9cca90721ecbdeafb10e
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: fe91ccf88f5d99475078a16520937047
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 58452d0748de0ee8c4eb95bb94e205fa
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a573396480cf9cca90721ecbdeafb10e
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cce285eeea2a5030dc5f3825e5ebb7a0
 
PPC:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 80c6ec042d1c769158d8910c8ed77a4b
 
s390:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 13ade70330982cb475bc067626b10a6b
 
s390x:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 0542190e1e19ae9366138c198b3a5d2c
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: fe91ccf88f5d99475078a16520937047
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 58452d0748de0ee8c4eb95bb94e205fa
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a573396480cf9cca90721ecbdeafb10e
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cce285eeea2a5030dc5f3825e5ebb7a0
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: fe91ccf88f5d99475078a16520937047
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 58452d0748de0ee8c4eb95bb94e205fa
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a573396480cf9cca90721ecbdeafb10e
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cce285eeea2a5030dc5f3825e5ebb7a0
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: fe91ccf88f5d99475078a16520937047
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

163069 - CAN-2005-1937 multiple firefox security issues (CAN-2005-2260 CAN-2005-2261 CAN-2005-2262 CAN-2005-2263 CAN-2005-2264 CAN-2005-2265 CAN-2005-2266 CAN-2005-2267 CAN-2005-2268 CAN-2005-2269 CAN-2005-2270)


References



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