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Security update for MozillaFirefox

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(Last modified: 10DEC2007)


solutions Security update for MozillaFirefox SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ebb4ac5e4c7d3403973675c55349d4a0)

Applies to

Package: MozillaFirefox
MozillaFirefox-translations
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-12005
Release: 20071210
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using Mozilla Firefox should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update fixes various security problems in Mozilla Firefox:
  • The jar protocol handler in Mozilla Firefox 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 Firefox 2.0.0.10 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 MozillaFirefox.rpm MozillaFirefox-translations.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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