RHSA-2008:0879-01 Critical: firefox security update
Posted on: 09/24/2008 03:30 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-2008:0879-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0879.html
Issue date: 2008-09-23
CVE Names: CVE-2008-3837 CVE-2008-4058 CVE-2008-4060
CVE-2008-4061 CVE-2008-4062 CVE-2008-4063
CVE-2008-4064 CVE-2008-4065 CVE-2008-4067
CVE-2008-4068
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1. Summary:

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is 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 processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062,
CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A
web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a
Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4067,
CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles mouse click events. A web page
containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the content window
while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item under the pointer to be
dragged. This could, potentially, cause the user to perform an unsafe
drag-and-drop action. (CVE-2008-3837)

A flaw was found in Firefox that caused certain characters to be stripped
from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass
or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.2. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section.

All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches that correct 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/):

463189 - CVE-2008-3837 Forced mouse drag
463190 - CVE-2008-4058 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463198 - CVE-2008-4060 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463199 - CVE-2008-4061 Mozilla layout engine crash
463201 - CVE-2008-4062 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
463203 - CVE-2008-4063 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
463204 - CVE-2008-4064 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
463234 - CVE-2008-4065 Mozilla BOM characters stripped from JavaScript before execution
463246 - CVE-2008-4067 Mozilla resource: traversal vulnerability
463248 - CVE-2008-4068 Mozilla local HTML file recource: bypass

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.2-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.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/devhelp-0.12-19.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.src.rpm

i386:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.i386.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.x86_64.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/devhelp-0.12-19.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.src.rpm

i386:
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/devhelp-0.12-19.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.src.rpm

i386:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.i386.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.ia64.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.ia64.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.ia64.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ia64.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ia64.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ia64.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ia64.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ia64.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.ia64.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.ppc.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.ppc.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.ppc.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.ppc.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.ppc.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.ppc.rpm

s390x:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.s390.rpm
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.s390x.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.s390.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.s390x.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.s390.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.s390x.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390x.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390x.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390x.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390x.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.s390x.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.s390x.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-debuginfo-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.i386.rpm
devhelp-devel-0.12-19.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.2-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-debuginfo-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
nss-pkcs11-devel-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
nss-tools-3.12.1.1-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.2-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
yelp-2.16.0-21.el5.x86_64.rpm
yelp-debuginfo-2.16.0-21.el5.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3837
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4058
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4060
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4062
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4063
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4064
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4065
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4067
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4068
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.2

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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