Mozilla/Firefox (SSA:2005-269-01)
Posted on: 09/27/2005 10:56 AM

New Mozilla and Firefox packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues:

MFSA 2005-59 Command-line handling on Linux allows shell execution
MFSA 2005-58 Firefox 1.0.7 / Mozilla Suite 1.7.12 Vulnerability Fixes
MFSA 2005-57 IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens

More details about these issues may be found on the Mozilla web site:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Firefox

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mozilla-1.7.12.
This fixes several security issues. For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Mozilla
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to firefox-1.0.7.
This fixes several security issues. For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Firefox
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated packages for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/mozilla-plugins-1.7.12-noarch-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/mozilla-plugins-1.7.12-noarch-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.0 packages:
8bbca8c241348f2060cb5c71ef7d3a8b mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
63c32db43b1e3ccecfabe97f32318979 mozilla-plugins-1.7.12-noarch-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 packages:
3833d18232b62f2d7d0b78d8fea10249 mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
998fbcc346e13ae8570a0ad83184ff7f mozilla-plugins-1.7.12-noarch-1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 packages:
8fb3f0d476d75223144bfd178de25ca5 mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
af968dc3ce8c64a63f7327c47584a95b mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
8fb3f0d476d75223144bfd178de25ca5 mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz
af968dc3ce8c64a63f7327c47584a95b mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz mozilla-plugins-1.7.12-noarch-1.tgz

Or, for 10.2 and -current:
# upgradepkg mozilla-1.7.12-i486-1.tgz mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz


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