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Security Advisory firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0200-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-02-02
Last updated on: 2006-02-02
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-2005-4134
CVE-2006-0292
CVE-2006-0296

Details

An updated firefox package that fixes several security bugs is now available.

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.

Igor Bukanov discovered a bug in the way Firefox's Javascript interpreter
derefernces objects. If a user visits a malicious web page, Firefox could
crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0292 to
this issue.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered a bug in Firefox's XULDocument.persist() function.
A malicious web page could inject arbitrary RDF data into a user's
localstore.rdf file, which can cause Firefox to execute arbitrary
javascript when a user runs Firefox. (CVE-2006-0296)

A denial of service bug was found in the way Firefox saves history
information. If a user visits a web page with a very long title, it is
possible Firefox will crash or take a very long time the next time it is
run. (CVE-2005-4134)

This update also fixes a bug when using XSLT to transform documents.
Passing DOM Nodes as parameters to functions expecting an xsl:param could
cause Firefox to throw an exception.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct 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)

IA-32:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481
 
PPC:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 0f131aaad99f69b3a887e934a049b6bb
 
s390:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: e62769654343ed7e9630f77c637cb20a
 
s390x:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 6a50c3d666f51e3bcf6c633e66b4606f
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

179171 - CVE-2005-4134 Very long topic history.dat DoS
179173 - CVE-2006-0292 javascript unrooted access
179175 - CVE-2006-0296 XULDocument.persist() RDF data injection


References



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