GLSA 200503-10: Mozilla Firefox: Various vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/04/2005 02:25 PM

A Mozilla Firefox security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mozilla Firefox: Various vulnerabilities
Date: March 04, 2005
Bugs: #83267
ID: 200503-10

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Synopsis
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Mozilla Firefox is vulnerable to a local file deletion issue and to various issues allowing to trick the user into trusting fake web sites or interacting with privileged content.

Background
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Mozilla Firefox is the popular next-generation browser from the Mozilla project.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/mozilla-firefox lt; 1.0.1 gt;= 1.0.1
2 net-www/mozilla-firefox-bin lt; 1.0.1 gt;= 1.0.1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla Firefox:

* Michael Krax reported that plugins can be used to load privileged content and trick the user to interact with it (CAN-2005-0232, CAN-2005-0527)

* Michael Krax also reported potential spoofing or cross-site-scripting issues through overlapping windows, image drag-and-drop, and by dropping javascript: links on tabs (CAN-2005-0230, CAN-2005-0231, CAN-2005-0591)

* Daniel de Wildt and Gael Delalleau discovered a memory overwrite in a string library (CAN-2005-0255)

* Wind Li discovered a possible heap overflow in UTF8 to Unicode conversion (CAN-2005-0592)

* Eric Johanson reported that Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) features allow homograph attacks (CAN-2005-0233)

* Mook, Doug Turner, Kohei Yoshino and M. Deaudelin reported various ways of spoofing the SSL "secure site" indicator (CAN-2005-0593)

* Matt Brubeck reported a possible Autocomplete data leak (CAN-2005-0589)

* Georgi Guninski discovered that XSLT can include stylesheets from arbitrary hosts (CAN-2005-0588)

* Secunia discovered a way of injecting content into a popup opened by another website (CAN-2004-1156)

* Phil Ringnalda reported a possible way to spoof Install source with user :pass@host (CAN-2005-0590)

* Jakob Balle from Secunia discovered a possible way of spoofing the Download dialog source (CAN-2005-0585)

* Christian Schmidt reported a potential spoofing issue in HTTP auth prompt tab (CAN-2005-0584)

* Andreas Sanblad from Secunia discovered a possible way of spoofing the Download dialog using the Content-Disposition header (CAN-2005-0586)

* Finally, Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that Firefox insecurely creates temporary filenames in /tmp/plugtmp (CAN-2005-0578)

Impact
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* By setting up malicious websites and convincing users to follow untrusted links or obey very specific drag-and-drop or download instructions, attackers may leverage the various spoofing issues to fake other websites to get access to confidential information, push users to download malicious files or make them interact with their browser preferences.

* The temporary directory issue allows local attackers to overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of another local user.

* The overflow issues, while not thought to be exploitable, may allow a malicious downloaded page to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user viewing the page.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-www/mozilla-firefox-1.0.1"

All Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-www/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1156
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1156
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0230
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0230
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-0231
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0231
[ 4 ] CAN-2005-0232
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0232
[ 5 ] CAN-2005-0233
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0233
[ 6 ] CAN-2005-0255
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0255
[ 7 ] CAN-2005-0527
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0527
[ 8 ] CAN-2005-0578
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0578
[ 9 ] CAN-2005-0584
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0584
[ 10 ] CAN-2005-0585
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0585
[ 11 ] CAN-2005-0586
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0586
[ 12 ] CAN-2005-0588
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0588
[ 13 ] CAN-2005-0589
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0589
[ 14 ] CAN-2005-0590
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0590
[ 15 ] CAN-2005-0591
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0591
[ 16 ] CAN-2005-0592
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0592
[ 17 ] CAN-2005-0593
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0593
[ 18 ] Mozilla Security Advisories
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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