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Security update for Mozilla Firefox

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(Last modified: 26APR2005)


solutions Security update for Mozilla Firefox SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (76dc0c1abc074e6410c0550425653945)

Applies to

Package: MozillaFirefox
MozillaFirefox-translations
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10036
Release: 20050426
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you are using Mozilla Firefox.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update contains the security fixes done for Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 release, including:
  • MFSA 2005-33,CAN-2005-0989: A flaw in the JavaScript regular expression handling of Mozilla based browser can lead to disclosure of browser memory, potentially exposing private data from webpages viewed or passwords or similar data sent to other webpages. This flaw could also crash the browser.
  • MFSA 2005-34,CAN-2005-0752: With manual plugin install it was possible for the plugin to execute javascript code with the installing users privileges.
  • MFSA 2005-35,CAN-2005-1153: Showing blocked javascript: popup uses wrong privilege context, this could be used for a privilege escalation (installing malicious plugins).
  • MFSA 2005-36,CAN-2005-1154: Cross-site scripting through global scope pollution, this could lead to an attacker being able to run code in foreign websites context, potentially sniffing information or performing actions in that context.
  • MFSA 2005-37,CAN-2005-1155,"firelinking": Code execution through javascript: favicons, which could be used for a privilege escalation.
  • MFSA 2005-38,CAN-2005-1157,CAN-2005-1156,"firesearching": Search plugin cross-site scripting.
  • MFSA 2005-39,CAN-2005-1158: Arbitrary code execution from Firefox sidebar panel II.
  • MFSA 2005-40,CAN-2005-1159: Missing install object instance checks.
  • MFSA 2005-41,CAN-2005-1160: Privilege escalation via DOM property overrides.

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 MozillaFirefox.rpm MozillaFirefox-translations.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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