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Security update for the Mozilla suite

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(Last modified: 18APR2006)


solutions Security update for the Mozilla suite SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (56f3e88b586b2f61a7ace35f4610aa4c)

Applies to

Package: mozilla
mozilla-calendar
mozilla-devel
mozilla-dom-inspector
mozilla-irc
mozilla-mail
mozilla-spellchecker
mozilla-venkman
mozilla-xmlterm
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10951
Release: 20060418
Obsoletes: 5a2d044b1e43fb74c91034c754c71c07

Indications

Everyone using Mozilla should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A number of security issues have been fixed in the Mozilla browser suite, which could be used by remote attackers to gain privileges, access to confidential information or cause denial of service attacks.
Full details can be found on http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html
List of issues that were fixed:
  • MFSA 2006-25 Privilege escalation through Print Preview (CVE-2006-1727)
  • MFSA 2006-24 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest (CVE-2006-1728)
  • MFSA 2006-23 File stealing by changing input type (CVE-2006-1729)
  • MFSA 2006-22 CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2006-1730)
  • MFSA 2006-19 Cross-site scripting using .valueOf.call() (CVE-2006-1731)
  • MFSA 2006-18 Mozilla Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability (CVE-2006-0749)
  • MFSA 2006-17 cross-site scripting through window.controllers (CVE-2006-1732)
  • MFSA 2006-16 Accessing XBL compilation scope via valueOf.call() (CVE-2006-1733)
  • MFSA 2006-15 Privilege escalation using a JavaScript function's cloned parent (CVE-2006-1734)
  • MFSA 2006-14 Privilege escalation via XBL.method.eval (CVE-2006-1735)
  • MFSA 2006-13 Downloading executables with "Save Image As..." (CVE-2006-1736)
  • MFSA 2006-12 Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog) (CVE-2006-1740)
  • MFSA 2006-11 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8) (CVE-2006-1739,CVE-2006-1737,CVE-2006-1738,CVE-2006-1790)
  • MFSA 2006-10 JavaScript garbage-collection hazard audit (CVE-2006-1742)
  • MFSA 2006-09 Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers (CVE-2006-1741)
This update brings the Mozilla browser up to the fixes in the 1.7.13 release.
We wish to thank the Mozilla Developers and the various bugreporters for reporting and fixing those issues.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mozilla.rpm mozilla-calendar.rpm mozilla-devel.rpm mozilla-dom-inspector.rpm mozilla-irc.rpm mozilla-mail.rpm mozilla-spellchecker.rpm mozilla-venkman.rpm mozilla-xmlterm.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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