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Security update for the Mozilla suite

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(Last modified: 25JAN2005)


solutions Security update for the Mozilla suite SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a6d9e191df0bd2e6d9f411af0bac98ae)

Applies to

Package: mozilla
mozilla-xmlterm
mozilla-venkman
mozilla-spellchecker
mozilla-mail
mozilla-irc
mozilla-dom-inspector
mozilla-calendar
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-9790
Release: 20050125
Obsoletes: 7c9163c638b7795bec6f012e000370ac

Indications

Everyone using mozilla should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This updates resolves several security bugs in the mozilla web browser.
These are tracked by the Mozilla Bug Ids
#226669, #245066, #243511, #250862, #254303, #231083, #235781, #253241, #263460, #262689, #258173, #257431, #258173, #264959, #265181, #265404, #249332, #124750, #265055, #265456, #157994, #244177
and fix various buffer overflows, javascript problems, NNTP handling and similar.
Also a packaging problem within the SUSE Mozilla packages was fixed which could lead to non-working Mozilla plugins after update of those plugins.

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-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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