RHSA-2008:0103-01 Critical: firefox security update
Posted on: 02/08/2008 04:20 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-2008:0103-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0103.html
Issue date: 2008-02-07
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0412 CVE-2008-0413 CVE-2008-0415
CVE-2008-0417 CVE-2008-0418 CVE-2008-0419
CVE-2008-0591 CVE-2008-0592 CVE-2008-0593
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web
content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox displayed malformed web
content. A webpage containing specially-crafted content could trick a user
into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored password data. If a user saves
login information for a malicious website, it could be possible to corrupt
the password database, preventing the user from properly accessing saved
password data. (CVE-2008-0417)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles certain chrome URLs. If a user
has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious website to
steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default
installation of Firefox. (CVE-2008-0418)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox saves certain text files. If a
website offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain",
Firefox will not show future "text/plain" content to the user in the
browser, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content.
(CVE-2008-0592)

Users of firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

431732 - CVE-2008-0412 Mozilla layout engine crashes
431733 - CVE-2008-0413 Mozilla javascript engine crashes
431739 - CVE-2008-0415 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431742 - CVE-2008-0417 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431748 - CVE-2008-0418 Mozilla chrome: directory traversal
431749 - CVE-2008-0419 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431751 - CVE-2008-0591 Mozilla information disclosure flaw
431752 - CVE-2008-0592 Mozilla text file mishandling
431756 - CVE-2008-0593 Mozilla URL token stealing flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.ppc.rpm

s390x:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-devel-1.5.0.12-9.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0412
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0413
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0415
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0417
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0418
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0419
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0591
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0592
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0593
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 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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