[SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: firefox-1.0.7-1.1.fc3
Posted on: 09/26/2005 11:32 AM

A new update is available for Fedora Core - [SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: firefox-1.0.7-1.1.fc3. Here the announcement:

Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-931
2005-09-26
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Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : firefox
Version : 1.0.7
Release : 1.1.fc3
Summary : Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Description :
Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards
compliance, performance and portability.

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Update Information:

An updated firefox package that fixes several security bugs
is now available for Fedora Core 3.

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

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes XBM image
files. If a user views a specially crafted XBM file, it
becomes possible to execute arbitrary code as the user
running Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2701
to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain Unicode
sequences. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code as
the user running Firefox if the user views a specially
crafted Unicode sequence. (CAN-2005-2702)

A bug was found in the way Firefox makes XMLHttp requests.
It is possible that a malicious web page could leverage this
flaw to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the
victim's machine. It is also possible that this flaw could
be leveraged to send XMLHttp requests to hosts other than
the originator; the default behavior of the browser is to
disallow this. (CAN-2005-2703)

A bug was found in the way Firefox implemented its XBL
interface. It may be possible for a malicious web page to
create an XBL binding in such a way that would allow
arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions.
Please note that in Firefox 1.0.6 this issue is not directly
exploitable and will need to leverage other unknown
exploits. (CAN-2005-2704)

An integer overflow bug was found in Firefox's JavaScript
engine. Under favorable conditions, it may be possible for a
malicious web page to execute arbitrary code as the user
running Firefox. (CAN-2005-2705)

A bug was found in the way Firefox displays about: pages. It
is possible for a malicious web page to open an about: page,
such as about:mozilla, in such a way that it becomes
possible to execute JavaScript with chrome privileges.
(CAN-2005-2706)

A bug was found in the way Firefox opens new windows. It is
possible for a malicious web site to construct a new window
without any user interface components, such as the address
bar and the status bar. This window could then be used to
mislead the user for malicious purposes. (CAN-2005-2707)

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes URLs passed to
it on the command line. If a user passes a malformed URL to
Firefox, such as clicking on a link in an instant messaging
program, it is possible to execute arbitrary commands as the
user running Firefox. (CAN-2005-2968)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated
package that contains Firefox version 1.0.7 and is not
vulnerable to these issues.

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* Thu Sep 22 2005 Christopher Aillon lt;caillon@redhat.comgt; 0:1.0.7-1.1.fc3
- Update to 1.0.7, containing fixes for:
CAN-2005-2701 CAN-2005-2702 CAN-2005-2703 CAN-2005-2704
CAN-2005-2705 CAN-2005-2706 CAN-2005-2707 CAN-2005-2968


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

85c2728183b838e6c09ce4728a20f233 SRPMS/firefox-1.0.7-1.1.fc3.src.rpm
30343391ad2e1a36945bbed41becd72e x86_64/firefox-1.0.7-1.1.fc3.x86_64.rpm
ceabd83c7b403b674795b981c8e57506 x86_64/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.0.7-1.1.fc3.x86_64.rpm
9836f31b20397c5d717b0a915456c362 i386/firefox-1.0.7-1.1.fc3.i386.rpm
3d9c472fc684a6285dd48781fab34281 i386/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.0.7-1.1.fc3.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.



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