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Security Advisory firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:434-10
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-05-23
Last updated on: 2005-05-23
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-2005-1476
CVE-2005-1477
CVE-2005-1531
CVE-2005-1532

Details

Updated firefox packages that fix various security bugs are now available.

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.

Several bugs were found in the way Firefox executes javascript code.
Javascript executed from a web page should run with a restricted access
level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious web
page could execute javascript code with elevated privileges, allowing
access to protected data and functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-1476,
CAN-2005-1477, CAN-2005-1531, and CAN-2005-1532 to these issues.

Please note that the effects of CAN-2005-1477 are mitigated by the default
setup, which allows only the Mozilla Update site to attempt installation of
Firefox extensions. The Mozilla Update site has been modified to prevent
this attack from working. If other URLs have been manually added to the
whitelist, it may be possible to execute this attack.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Firefox version 1.0.4 which 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-1.0.4-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4f9b4bd723aba8d5293d00aac34c1b86
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b68ad59036bb0b74fea8c5d53ea39438
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 33a6987f34b973610f9dab1a0efb59ed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4f9b4bd723aba8d5293d00aac34c1b86
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b68ad59036bb0b74fea8c5d53ea39438
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bfa8af9ed21d9a3827f866b841a783cc
 
PPC:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 71dbb17fce1828eb3f46114d05272fa8
 
s390:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 534c7d82c927c24aae9f37acbcdcd4ea
 
s390x:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: dbdfe11ecc3482691f0674a83ccbb82e
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 33a6987f34b973610f9dab1a0efb59ed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4f9b4bd723aba8d5293d00aac34c1b86
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b68ad59036bb0b74fea8c5d53ea39438
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bfa8af9ed21d9a3827f866b841a783cc
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 33a6987f34b973610f9dab1a0efb59ed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4f9b4bd723aba8d5293d00aac34c1b86
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b68ad59036bb0b74fea8c5d53ea39438
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bfa8af9ed21d9a3827f866b841a783cc
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.4-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 33a6987f34b973610f9dab1a0efb59ed
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

157347 - CAN-2005-1476 Multiple Firefox issues (CAN-2005-1477 CAN-2005-1531 CAN-2005-1532)


References



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