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Security Advisory Critical: firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0549-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-07-02
Last updated on: 2008-07-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-2798
CVE-2008-2799
CVE-2008-2800
CVE-2008-2801
CVE-2008-2802
CVE-2008-2803
CVE-2008-2805
CVE-2008-2807
CVE-2008-2808
CVE-2008-2809
CVE-2008-2810
CVE-2008-2811

Details

An updated firefox package that fixes several security issues 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.

Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript
content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803)

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A
web page containing specially-crafted content could potentially trick a
Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-2800)

Two local file disclosure flaws were found in Firefox. A web page
containing malicious content could cause Firefox to reveal the contents of
a local file to a remote attacker. (CVE-2008-2805, CVE-2008-2810)

A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed by
Firefox. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory, possibly
leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox escaped a listing of local file names.
If a user could be tricked into listing a local directory containing
malicious file names, arbitrary JavaScript could be run with the
permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2808)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed information about self-signed
certificates. It was possible for a self-signed certificate to contain
multiple alternate name entries, which were not all displayed to the user,
allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site.
(CVE-2008-2809)

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches that correct these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: de01a731727b1615ffe4ea42d716aafe
 
PPC:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 6c3554f59ec9880cd1c8fff3f1733005
 
s390:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 07651cce9d3cc32ae4e15b6665070850
 
s390x:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b1a7d099adc7ee1e38f2eb210bb77661
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: de01a731727b1615ffe4ea42d716aafe
 
PPC:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: 6c3554f59ec9880cd1c8fff3f1733005
 
s390:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: 07651cce9d3cc32ae4e15b6665070850
 
s390x:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: b1a7d099adc7ee1e38f2eb210bb77661
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: de01a731727b1615ffe4ea42d716aafe
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: de01a731727b1615ffe4ea42d716aafe
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0598
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 36d5ffe30d19f85752a77e6afa19aa79
 
IA-32:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: a478928f387975daafb64bf3bbd847b1
 
IA-64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: de01a731727b1615ffe4ea42d716aafe
 
x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: e886cd2607332463159ce076eb66b550
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

452597 - CVE-2008-2798 Firefox malformed web content flaws
452598 - CVE-2008-2799 Firefox javascript arbitrary code execution
452599 - CVE-2008-2800 Firefox XSS attacks
452600 - CVE-2008-2802 Firefox arbitrary JavaScript code execution
452602 - CVE-2008-2803 Firefox javascript arbitrary code execution
452604 - CVE-2008-2805 Firefox arbitrary file disclosure
452605 - CVE-2008-2801 Firefox arbitrary signed JAR code execution
452709 - CVE-2008-2807 Firefox .properties memory leak
452710 - CVE-2008-2808 Firefox file location escaping flaw
452711 - CVE-2008-2809 Firefox self signed certificate flaw
452712 - CVE-2008-2810 Firefox arbitrary file disclosure
453007 - CVE-2008-2811 Firefox block reflow flaw


References



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