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Security update for Mozilla

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(Last modified: 30SEP2004)


solutions Security update for Mozilla SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5b5c195033b61691c271254a3dc3848b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: mozilla
mozilla-mail
mozilla-irc
galeon
mozilla-deat
Release: 20040930
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using mozilla should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This updates resolves several security bugs in the mozilla web browser.
  • CAN-2004-0902: Several heap based buffer overflows in Mozilla Browsers.
  • CAN-2004-0903: Stack-based buffer overflow in the writeGroup function in vcard handling.
  • CAN-2004-0904: Overflow in BMP bitmap decoding.
  • CAN-2004-0905: Crossdomain scripting and possible code execution by javascript drag and drop.
  • CAN-2004-0906: XPI Installer sets insecure permissions, allowing local users to overwrite files of the user.
  • CAN-2004-0908: Allow untrusted javascript code to read and write to the clipboard.
  • CAN-2004-0909: Allow remote attackers to trick the user into performing dangerous operations by modifying security relevant dialog boxes.
Bugfixes:
  • Endianess bugfix on AMD64.

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-mail.rpm mozilla-irc.rpm galeon.rpm mozilla-deat.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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