RHSA-2005:336-01: Critical: firefox security update
Posted on: 03/23/2005 03:06 PM

A firefox security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:336-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-336.html
Issue date: 2005-03-23
Updated on: 2005-03-23
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0399 CAN-2005-0401 CAN-2005-0402
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix various bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Firefox processes GIF images. It
is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF image, which
when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the victim. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes XUL content. If a malicious
web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is possible to load
malicious XUL content. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0401 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox bookmarks content to the sidebar. If a
user can be tricked into bookmarking a malicious web page into the sidebar
panel, that page could execute arbitrary programs. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0402 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Firefox version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

150877 -
151153 -
151714 -

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
661a3b104b9a4e5ddd04dcd56113a365 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
36441f3878cd58dd420c8ecb9774bb97 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
e2c20602640075d8f4424cb88fcf9145 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1 firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0399
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0401
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0402

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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