GLSA 200703-05 Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/03/2007 06:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 03, 2007
Bugs: #135257
ID: 200703-05

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Synopsis
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Several vulnerabilities exist in the Mozilla Suite, which is no longer
supported by the Mozilla project.

Background
==========

The Mozilla Suite is a popular all-in-one web browser that includes a
mail and news reader.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/mozilla lt;= 1.7.13 Vulnerable!
2 www-client/mozilla-bin lt;= 1.7.13 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Several vulnerabilities ranging from code execution with elevated
privileges to information leaks affect the Mozilla Suite.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted
website or open a specially crafted mail that could trigger some of the
vulnerabilities, potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code,
denials of service, information leaks, or cross-site scripting attacks
leading to the robbery of cookies of authentication credentials.

Workaround
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Most of the issues, but not all of them, can be prevented by disabling
the HTML rendering in the mail client and JavaScript on every
application.

Resolution
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The Mozilla Suite is no longer supported and has been masked after some
necessary changes on all the other ebuilds which used to depend on it.
Mozilla Suite users should unmerge www-client/mozilla or
www-client/mozilla-bin, and switch to a supported product, like
SeaMonkey, Thunderbird or Firefox.


# emerge --unmerge "www-client/mozilla"

# emerge --unmerge "www-client/mozilla-bin"

References
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[ 1 ] Official Advisory
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-200703-05.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 2007 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/2.5



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