RHSA-2006:0758-01 Critical: firefox security update
Posted on: 12/20/2006 12:55 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-2006:0758-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0758.html
Issue date: 2006-12-19
Updated on: 2006-12-19
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2006-6497 CVE-2006-6498 CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502 CVE-2006-6503 CVE-2006-6504
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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.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processes certain malformed
Javascript code. A malicious web page could cause the execution of
Javascript code in such a way that could cause Firefox to crash or execute
arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501,
CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox renders web pages. A malicious
web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-6497)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain Firefox version 1.5.0.9 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/):

219682 - CVE-2006-6497 Multiple Firefox issues (CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
d0eccc79ceaea24b476d34d51e70f1f0 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
bd4f815b6c088bc97ccafcd87fc7b725 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
a2ff046b764ab94ceea6a6b1cc902cc9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
dfa5106fa6372a30e0f64718f71cf03d firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
725d7d961be76885f6bb7128302a95be firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
f221ad6749a595fcea26b8fc62ba1d41 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm
7c58f3d6140b2796784a0226bc78a61b firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
226743d08765bbc50be04ed340dbe426 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390.rpm
52aba5cdfd6b3db502137d9c985f8933 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
7bbc9e55e747edb910c55da28a369411 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm
9cf48aa3b10d1fa60f1f43470af38d21 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
6194d2a97028a49e0acb8cbfd5789776 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
80ac31efc107b603567506eac3ff43e9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
d0eccc79ceaea24b476d34d51e70f1f0 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
bd4f815b6c088bc97ccafcd87fc7b725 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
a2ff046b764ab94ceea6a6b1cc902cc9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
6194d2a97028a49e0acb8cbfd5789776 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
80ac31efc107b603567506eac3ff43e9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
d0eccc79ceaea24b476d34d51e70f1f0 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
bd4f815b6c088bc97ccafcd87fc7b725 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
a2ff046b764ab94ceea6a6b1cc902cc9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
dfa5106fa6372a30e0f64718f71cf03d firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
725d7d961be76885f6bb7128302a95be firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
6194d2a97028a49e0acb8cbfd5789776 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
80ac31efc107b603567506eac3ff43e9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
d0eccc79ceaea24b476d34d51e70f1f0 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
bd4f815b6c088bc97ccafcd87fc7b725 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
a2ff046b764ab94ceea6a6b1cc902cc9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
dfa5106fa6372a30e0f64718f71cf03d firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
725d7d961be76885f6bb7128302a95be firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
6194d2a97028a49e0acb8cbfd5789776 firefox-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
80ac31efc107b603567506eac3ff43e9 firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.9-0.1.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-2006-6497
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6498
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6501
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6502
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6503
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6504
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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