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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 (c083f29c230b5d8b27cd4a36fa7250ac)

Applies to

Package: mozilla
mozilla-venkman
mozilla-mail
mozilla-irc
mozilla-dom-inspector
mozilla-calendar
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9791
Release: 20050125
Obsoletes: c74268c90252958dc57e3784d1d30f80

Indications

Everyone using mozilla should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update resolves a security bug in the mozilla web browser.
  • The news:// URL handling code was faulty and could lead to a remote attacker executing code in users browser. (bmo #264388)
Also, following additional Bugs were fixed:
  • A problem on the s390 and s390x platform.
  • recognize alternative Java Runtime Environments.
  • Fixed trigger logic for update problems.

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-venkman.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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