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Security update for Firefox


(Last modified: 25JAN2005)

solutions Security update for Firefox SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bfc785f1614dc774fb257caf7d21f746)

Applies to

Package: MozillaFirefox
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9792
Release: 20050125
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using MozillaFirefox should update.



Problem description

This update for MozillaFirefox fixes several security related bugs:
  • do not allow http documents to load images from file via <IMG>
  • stop spoofing of filenames in dialog box
  • text fields give access to users clipboard (GTK)
  • background tabs can steal focus
  • additionally several crashes were fixed
These bugs may be remotely exploitable to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MozillaFirefox or to steal confidential information.


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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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