GLSA 200507-24: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/26/2005 02:21 PM

A Mozilla Suite security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-24
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: July 26, 2005
Bugs: #98846
ID: 200507-24

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Synopsis
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Several vulnerabilities in the Mozilla Suite allow attacks ranging from the execution of javascript code with elevated privileges to information leakage.

Background
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The Mozilla Suite is an all-in-one Internet application suite including a web browser, an advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC client and HTML editor.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/mozilla lt; 1.7.10 gt;= 1.7.10
2 www-client/mozilla-bin lt; 1.7.10 gt;= 1.7.10
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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 the Mozilla Suite:

* "moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered that the Mozilla Suite was
improperly cloning base objects (MFSA 2005-56).

* "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that the suite failed to validate XHTML DOM
nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55).

* Secunia reported that alerts and prompts scripts are presented with
the generic title [JavaScript Application] which could lead to
tricking a user (MFSA 2005-54).

* Andreas Sandblad of Secunia reported that top.focus() can be called
in the context of a child frame even if the framing page comes from a
different origin and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA
2005-52).

* Secunia reported that a frame-injection spoofing bug which was
fixed in earlier versions, was accidently bypassed in Mozilla Suite
1.7.7 (MFSA 2005-51).

* "shutdown" reported that InstallVersion.compareTo() might be
exploitable. When it gets an object rather than a string, the browser
would generally crash with an access violation (MFSA 2005-50).

* Matthew Mastracci reported that by forcing a page navigation
immediately after calling the install method can end up running in
the context of the new page selected by the attacker (MFSA 2005-48).

* "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that XBL scripts run even when Javascript
is disabled (MFSA 2005-46).

* Omar Khan, Jochen, "shutdown" and Matthew Mastracci reported that
the Mozilla Suite incorrectly distinguished between true events like
mouse clicks or keystrokes and synthetic events generated by a web
content (MFSA 2005-45).

Impact
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A remote attacker could craft malicious web pages that would leverage
these issues to inject and execute arbitrary javascript code with
elevated privileges, steal cookies or other information from web pages,
or spoof content.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-client/mozilla-1.7.10"

All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.10"

References
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[ 1 ] Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Mozilla

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-200507-24.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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