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Security update for mozilla

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(Last modified: 27FEB2004)


solutions Security update for mozilla SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6003a8c582bddfdd847249af87d57a47)

Applies to

Product(s): 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

Package: mozilla
mozilla-calendar
mozilla-devel
mozilla-dom-inspector
mozilla-irc
mozilla-mail
mozilla-spellchecker
mozilla-venkman
mozilla-xmlterm
Release: 20040227
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using mozilla should update to this version.

Contraindications

None

Problem description

A buffer overflow in the NSS (network security services) code of mozilla could lead to arbitrary remote code execution under the privileges of the user running mozilla. This is a version update to 1.4.1 with these additional security-patches including an update for the NSS code which fixes the buffer overflow. Additionally a cross site scripting bug within mozilla has been fixed. SecurityFocus announcement

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages 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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