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Security update for Mozilla

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(Last modified: 10DEC2007)


solutions Security update for Mozilla SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c0fff4be80778f0372cecb64db0cabef)

Applies to

Package: mozilla
mozilla-calendar
mozilla-devel
mozilla-dom-inspector
mozilla-irc
mozilla-mail
mozilla-spellchecker
mozilla-venkman
mozilla-xmlterm
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-12007
Release: 20071210
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the Mozilla suite should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update fixes various security problems in the Mozilla suite:
  • The jar protocol handler in retrieves the inner URL regardless of its MIME type, and considers HTML documents within a jar archive to have the same origin as the inner URL, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a jar: URI. (MFSA 2007-37, CVE-2007-5947)
  • The update contains fixes for three bugs that improve the stability of the product. These crashes showed some evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. (MFSA 2007-38, CVE-2007-5959)
  • Gregory Fleischer demonstrated that it was possible to generate a fake HTTP Referer header by exploiting a timing condition when setting the window.location property. This could be used to conduct a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header as protection against such attacks. (MFSA 2007-39, CVE-2007-5960)

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mozilla.rpm mozilla-calendar.rpm mozilla-devel.rpm mozilla-dom-inspector.rpm mozilla-irc.rpm mozilla-mail.rpm mozilla-spellchecker.rpm mozilla-venkman.rpm mozilla-xmlterm.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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