DSA 1225-2: New Mozilla Firefox packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/03/2006 10:10 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1225-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
December 3rd, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mozilla-firefox
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2006-4310 CVE-2006-5462 CVE-2006-5463 CVE-2006-5464
CVE-2006-5748
CERT advisories: VU#335392 VU#390480 VU#495288 VU#714496
BugTraq IDs : 19678 20957

This update covers packages for the little endian MIPS architecture
missing in the original advisory.

Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and
derived products such as Mozilla Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:

CVE-2006-4310

Tomas Kempinsky discovered that malformed FTP server responses
could lead to denial of service.

CVE-2006-5462

Ulrich Kühn discovered that the correction for a cryptographic
flaw in the handling of PKCS-1 certificates was incomplete, which
allows the forgery of certificates.

CVE-2006-5463

"shutdown" discovered that modification of JavaScript objects
during execution could lead to the execution of arbitrary
JavaScript bytecode.

CVE-2006-5464

Jesse Ruderman and Martijn Wargers discovered several crashes in
the layout engine, which might also allow execution of arbitrary
code.

CVE-2006-5748

Igor Bukanov and Jesse Ruderman discovered several crashes in the
JavaScript engine, which might allow execution of arbitrary code.

This update also adresses several crashes, which could be triggered by
malicious websites and fixes a regression introduced in the previous
Mozilla update.


For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-2sarge13.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
the current iceweasel package 2.0+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-firefox package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2sarge13.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1003 4a8d05c1e9563e6066ca838e7c0b2f53
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2sarge13.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 450265 46d4bedf12a1e0c92a275ae012d92b5a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 40212297 8e4ba81ad02c7986446d4e54e978409d

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2sarge13_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 9820186 7823ac933179f566597b7bd4e3810fcb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox-dom-inspector_1.0.4-2sarge13_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 158272 950a04ca3dfd4870b30d5d8c6ae536ee
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox-gnome-support_1.0.4-2sarge13_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 58218 0dad036900c189fc233a5fe25c2edd3a


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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