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Security update for Mozilla

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(Last modified: 30SEP2004)


solutions Security update for Mozilla SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c74268c90252958dc57e3784d1d30f80)

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-9393
Release: 20040930
Obsoletes: 2d193d1b6d19554bdd0ce86aa3f0b6d1

Indications

Everyone using mozilla should update.

Contraindications

None.

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.
Additional Bugfixes:
  • Endianess bugfix on AMD64.
  • Added support for mozilla init scripts to start-scripts.
  • Add ContentLocale parameter for initial localization.
  • Enabled logging for non-debug builds to be able to get some logfiles for debugging.
  • Fixed crashing problem introduced by last security update.

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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