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Security update for Mozilla


(Last modified: 30SEP2004)

solutions Security update for Mozilla SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7c9163c638b7795bec6f012e000370ac)

Applies to

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

Package: mozilla
Release: 20040930
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using mozilla should update.



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.
  • Endianess bugfix on AMD64.


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-xmlterm.rpm mozilla-venkman.rpm mozilla-spellchecker.rpm mozilla-mail.rpm mozilla-irc.rpm mozilla-dom-inspector.rpm mozilla-calendar.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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