RHSA-2006:0675-01 Critical: firefox security update
Posted on: 09/15/2006 10:50 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2006:0675-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0675.html
Issue date: 2006-09-15
Updated on: 2006-09-15
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2006-4340 CVE-2006-4253 CVE-2006-4565
CVE-2006-4566 CVE-2006-4567 CVE-2006-4568
CVE-2006-4569 CVE-2006-4571
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Two flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain regular
expressions. A malicious web page could crash the browser or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-4565,
CVE-2006-4566)

A number of flaws were found in Firefox. A malicious web page could crash
the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2006-4571)

A flaw was found in the handling of Javascript timed events. A malicious
web page could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-4253)

Daniel Bleichenbacher recently described an implementation error in RSA
signature verification. For RSA keys with exponent 3 it is possible for an
attacker to forge a signature that would be incorrectly verified by the NSS
library. Firefox as shipped trusts several root Certificate Authorities
that use exponent 3. An attacker could have created a carefully crafted
SSL certificate which be incorrectly trusted when their site was visited by
a victim. (CVE-2006-4340)

A flaw was found in the Firefox auto-update verification system. An
attacker who has the ability to spoof a victim's DNS could get Firefox to
download and install malicious code. In order to exploit this issue an
attacker would also need to get a victim to previously accept an
unverifiable certificate. (CVE-2006-4567)

Firefox did not properly prevent a frame in one domain from injecting
content into a sub-frame that belongs to another domain, which facilitates
website spoofing and other attacks (CVE-2006-4568)

Firefox did not load manually opened, blocked popups in the right domain
context, which could lead to cross-site scripting attacks. In order to
exploit this issue an attacker would need to find a site which would frame
their malicious page and convince the user to manually open a blocked
popup. (CVE-2006-4569)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains
Firefox version 1.5.0.7 that corrects these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

206428 - CVE-2006-4340 Various Firefox security issues (CVE-2006-4253 CVE-2006-4565 CVE-2006-4566 CVE-2006-4567 CVE-2006-4568 CVE-2006-4569 CVE-2006-4571)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm
241224d9bdd1a0528ae3f0d6f6c76706 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
7b05eed2e30fcd2fa3817f2b9db31a1f firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
efb4c8d726e8f8cfbaad555c8b1cf90f firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
4116039526212f6a3598d3a754afb5f8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
225629bb5bbbcca82f239a40b83728d0 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
cd54ba632b1a655b851e90b9605d544b firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm
2986f0e6d59890569bea37b75075f16a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
8fff914d6af6c6e11791858a2344ebb7 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.s390.rpm
f8938f82c94725e8ce83cef22a3a1359 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
1248aa27db49e2dad2243b63092a1afc firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm
6bdbb88c3679540dd6d9456947fffa8a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
df8f9637dea4578c0fa31b894b110fc8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
278111e4a380d909e2838259257c118a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm
241224d9bdd1a0528ae3f0d6f6c76706 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
7b05eed2e30fcd2fa3817f2b9db31a1f firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
efb4c8d726e8f8cfbaad555c8b1cf90f firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
df8f9637dea4578c0fa31b894b110fc8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
278111e4a380d909e2838259257c118a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm
241224d9bdd1a0528ae3f0d6f6c76706 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
7b05eed2e30fcd2fa3817f2b9db31a1f firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
efb4c8d726e8f8cfbaad555c8b1cf90f firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
4116039526212f6a3598d3a754afb5f8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
225629bb5bbbcca82f239a40b83728d0 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
df8f9637dea4578c0fa31b894b110fc8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
278111e4a380d909e2838259257c118a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm
241224d9bdd1a0528ae3f0d6f6c76706 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
7b05eed2e30fcd2fa3817f2b9db31a1f firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
efb4c8d726e8f8cfbaad555c8b1cf90f firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
4116039526212f6a3598d3a754afb5f8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
225629bb5bbbcca82f239a40b83728d0 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
df8f9637dea4578c0fa31b894b110fc8 firefox-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
278111e4a380d909e2838259257c118a firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.7-0.1.el4.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=CVE-2006-4340
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4253
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4565
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4566
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4567
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4568
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4569
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4571
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
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