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Security Advisory firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:768-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-09-09
Last updated on: 2005-09-09
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-2005-2871

Details

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

This update has been rated as having critical 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 processes certain international domain
names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when
viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2871 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that
contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.


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-1.0.6-1.4.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 8aa01f9cb442093b6d1f37a637130613
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bbbae2299ecaad24abaa13d4c773402b
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 37e79e5af0f174711bc83475977c11d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 8aa01f9cb442093b6d1f37a637130613
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bbbae2299ecaad24abaa13d4c773402b
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 488e71f4d6c953f45fd6d58a680b5298
 
PPC:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 37510d0d186d37df07b40d0f9386624b
 
s390:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 01a95a128cdd4bef268880e7fc9297fe
 
s390x:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4f14cc8c8fadd5147a0c942b126bc84b
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 37e79e5af0f174711bc83475977c11d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 8aa01f9cb442093b6d1f37a637130613
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bbbae2299ecaad24abaa13d4c773402b
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 488e71f4d6c953f45fd6d58a680b5298
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 37e79e5af0f174711bc83475977c11d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 8aa01f9cb442093b6d1f37a637130613
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: bbbae2299ecaad24abaa13d4c773402b
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 488e71f4d6c953f45fd6d58a680b5298
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.6-1.4.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 37e79e5af0f174711bc83475977c11d4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

167930 - CAN-2005-2871 Firefox buffer overflow


References



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