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Security Advisory Critical: firefox security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0558-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-07-23
Last updated on: 2010-07-23
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-2010-2755

Details

Updated firefox packages that fix a security issue are 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.

An invalid free flaw was found in Firefox's plugin handler. Malicious web
content could result in an invalid memory pointer being freed, causing Firefox
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2010-2755)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch that corrects this issue. 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-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f71161c30bd6f54f8ea29dcf09974997
SHA-256: d4bb936b454b7f8a6ca526f33052871fe8e2be39a2771cd84b269da9da3f183c
 
PPC:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 47c19ffa290b82e4db384f8f5dd24c96
SHA-256: eb5900ba31db62efb2b4e70f23076555c0f041048d0bf53166c29d6effce2ee1
 
s390:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 95d8933565e67da27463d8c64f92503d
SHA-256: 7cc4cfd36c57e58b4dc083debc247c824aaf136ab545f9bcbcdb62d1f890bb29
 
s390x:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 58e386a7e419665c0b3c4cdde00670d1
SHA-256: 10591a965138292ac65a722825ea6b0260f592a67ec56b6a2b726e753df6824c
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: f71161c30bd6f54f8ea29dcf09974997
SHA-256: d4bb936b454b7f8a6ca526f33052871fe8e2be39a2771cd84b269da9da3f183c
 
PPC:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 47c19ffa290b82e4db384f8f5dd24c96
SHA-256: eb5900ba31db62efb2b4e70f23076555c0f041048d0bf53166c29d6effce2ee1
 
s390:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 95d8933565e67da27463d8c64f92503d
SHA-256: 7cc4cfd36c57e58b4dc083debc247c824aaf136ab545f9bcbcdb62d1f890bb29
 
s390x:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 58e386a7e419665c0b3c4cdde00670d1
SHA-256: 10591a965138292ac65a722825ea6b0260f592a67ec56b6a2b726e753df6824c
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f71161c30bd6f54f8ea29dcf09974997
SHA-256: d4bb936b454b7f8a6ca526f33052871fe8e2be39a2771cd84b269da9da3f183c
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: f71161c30bd6f54f8ea29dcf09974997
SHA-256: d4bb936b454b7f8a6ca526f33052871fe8e2be39a2771cd84b269da9da3f183c
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0885
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f1b88708f62896903fa63e5ae89a8ee8
SHA-256: ecdf38e468ca26d4505c73ead7bc3873bc9fdf41b5e97c13b9781a641a92540f
 
IA-32:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 13479a905a390112c1ecf545797d2bd6
SHA-256: 5628698d213a9c07541bcf327067356eabb2b01256eba49aab1904a8de09e515
 
IA-64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: f71161c30bd6f54f8ea29dcf09974997
SHA-256: d4bb936b454b7f8a6ca526f33052871fe8e2be39a2771cd84b269da9da3f183c
 
x86_64:
firefox-3.6.7-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0142
    MD5: 29e7fa475986fb6840ceca8a3de264ef
SHA-256: 94b82ae3e93d6f41b01d06f15360ddd57f273d1c2681e78b957dc3552a9e6e6f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

617657 - CVE-2010-2755 Mozilla arbitrary free flaw


References



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