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Security Advisory Critical: firefox security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0500-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-06-22
Last updated on: 2010-06-22
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-5913
CVE-2009-5017
CVE-2010-0182
CVE-2010-1121
CVE-2010-1125
CVE-2010-1196
CVE-2010-1197
CVE-2010-1198
CVE-2010-1199
CVE-2010-1200
CVE-2010-1202
CVE-2010-1203

Details

An updated firefox package that addresses security issues, fixes bugs, adds
numerous enhancements, and upgrades Firefox to version 3.6.4, is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

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 with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203)

A flaw was found in the way browser plug-ins interact. It was possible for
a plug-in to reference the freed memory from a different plug-in, resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-1198)

Several integer overflow 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 with the privileges of the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1199)

A focus stealing flaw was found in the way Firefox handled focus changes. A
malicious website could use this flaw to steal sensitive data from a user,
such as usernames and passwords. (CVE-2010-1125)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the "Content-Disposition:
attachment" HTTP header when the "Content-Type: multipart" HTTP header was
also present. A website that allows arbitrary uploads and relies on the
"Content-Disposition: attachment" HTTP header to prevent content from being
displayed inline, could be used by an attacker to serve malicious content
to users. (CVE-2010-1197)

A flaw was found in the Firefox Math.random() function. This function could
be used to identify a browsing session and track a user across different
websites. (CVE-2008-5913)

A flaw was found in the Firefox XML document loading security checks.
Certain security checks were not being called when an XML document was
loaded. This could possibly be leveraged later by an attacker to load
certain resources that violate the security policies of the browser or its
add-ons. Note that this issue cannot be exploited by only loading an XML
document. (CVE-2010-0182)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Firefox 3.6.4. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories
in the References section of this erratum.

This erratum upgrades Firefox from version 3.0.19 to version 3.6.4, and as
such, contains multiple bug fixes and numerous enhancements. Space
precludes documenting these changes in this advisory. For details
concerning these changes, refer to the Firefox Release Notes links in the
References section of this erratum.

Important: Firefox 3.6.4 is not completely backwards-compatible with all
Mozilla Add-ons and Firefox plug-ins that worked with Firefox 3.0.19.
Firefox 3.6 checks compatibility on first-launch, and, depending on the
individual configuration and the installed Add-ons and plug-ins, may
disable said Add-ons and plug-ins, or attempt to check for updates and
upgrade them. Add-ons and plug-ins may have to be manually updated.

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
Firefox version 3.6.4. After installing the update, Firefox must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cb261200e2f6ee79442e643763516406
SHA-256: 096c244a80bcf5ae39b38daa677ea205d77f9d3c51520911982e62f90ca1bedc
 
PPC:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: d9894dc39f5f9ab97a250850d2696418
SHA-256: 1584fe4ab1cbc7a90116da20644e86fbd845e5905fdfe7588e869b202e89590d
 
s390:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b53a42cb6925b61e5d4ad3e219102b31
SHA-256: 364c91903b65c474e9a3264ba3fc19b496add50eec74ebff3c1347d2ab041d20
 
s390x:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: b3785d441d4d008c896ab7143e8da8e5
SHA-256: 26bb751da61eeee487f570b947d6423b1dc14889ae36d836633ae83d47b7e762
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: cb261200e2f6ee79442e643763516406
SHA-256: 096c244a80bcf5ae39b38daa677ea205d77f9d3c51520911982e62f90ca1bedc
 
PPC:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: d9894dc39f5f9ab97a250850d2696418
SHA-256: 1584fe4ab1cbc7a90116da20644e86fbd845e5905fdfe7588e869b202e89590d
 
s390:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: b53a42cb6925b61e5d4ad3e219102b31
SHA-256: 364c91903b65c474e9a3264ba3fc19b496add50eec74ebff3c1347d2ab041d20
 
s390x:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: b3785d441d4d008c896ab7143e8da8e5
SHA-256: 26bb751da61eeee487f570b947d6423b1dc14889ae36d836633ae83d47b7e762
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cb261200e2f6ee79442e643763516406
SHA-256: 096c244a80bcf5ae39b38daa677ea205d77f9d3c51520911982e62f90ca1bedc
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: cb261200e2f6ee79442e643763516406
SHA-256: 096c244a80bcf5ae39b38daa677ea205d77f9d3c51520911982e62f90ca1bedc
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 63ff2b58ef62e48468a294e482450bc6
SHA-256: 226fa054387159404aa9c73c2438f5cc2f6eb30efbf3cb6d70571956ff352577
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f67b8510e2c5a67cbace53f684b99516
SHA-256: ec11dd6e364bda15c1e1e8369aa91e6f4c701f8abc194993603181ed84d58303
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: cb261200e2f6ee79442e643763516406
SHA-256: 096c244a80bcf5ae39b38daa677ea205d77f9d3c51520911982e62f90ca1bedc
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: ad1f773804ce13f203943990574e90f0
SHA-256: 5e43c5fc14daefc6121435a34d1b5248b39b8100225fd5c66f24f8a0edeab104
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

480938 - CVE-2008-5913 mozilla: in-session phishing attack
577029 - CVE-2010-1121 firefox: arbitrary code execution via memory corruption
577584 - CVE-2010-1125 firefox: keystrokes sent to hidden frame rather than visible frame due to javascript flaw
586580 - CVE-2010-0182 mozilla: XMLDocument::load() doesn't check nsIContentPolicy (MFSA 2010-24)
590804 - CVE-2010-1200 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590810 - CVE-2010-1202 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590816 - CVE-2010-1203 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590828 - CVE-2010-1198 Mozilla Freed object reuse across plugin instances
590830 - CVE-2010-1196 Mozilla Heap buffer overflow in nsGenericDOMDataNode::SetTextInternal
590833 - CVE-2010-1199 Mozilla Integer Overflow in XSLT Node Sorting
590850 - CVE-2010-1197 Mozilla Content-Disposition: attachment ignored if Content-Type: multipart also present


References



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