Date: 19 March 2008
References: ESB-2007.0404 ESB-2007.0576 ESB-2007.0822
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ESB-2007.1030 -- [Solaris]
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox and Thunderbird for Solaris 10
May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code and Access to Unauthorized Data
20 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Mozilla Firefox 2.0
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 10
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2007-3845 CVE-2007-3844 CVE-2007-3738
CVE-2007-3737 CVE-2007-3736 CVE-2007-3735
CVE-2007-3734 CVE-2007-3656 CVE-2007-3285
Revision History: March 20 2008: Updated the resolution section to
include the patches for Thunderbird.
January 10 2008: Updated the Impact section removing
the CVE links.
Updated the Contributing Factors to
provide more detail on vulnerable
Updated the workaround to align CVE
and MFSA references.
Updated the resolution section to
list patches for Solaris 10.
December 20 2007: Initial Release
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Solution Type: Sun Alert
Solution 201516 : Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox and
Thunderbird for Solaris 10 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code and
Access to Unauthorized Data
Previously Published As: 103177
Solaris 10 Operating System
Bug ID: 6582544, 6619093
Date of Workaround Release: 18-DEC-2007
Date of Resolved Release: 17-Mar-2008
SA Document Body
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox and Thunderbird for
Solaris 10 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code and Access to
Multiple security vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Thunderbird
applications shipped with Solaris 10 may allow local and remote
unprivileged users to inject arbitrary URLs into affected web pages,
execute arbitrary code on a remote machine, gain access to
unauthorized data or cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
The following Mozilla advisories describe the vulnerabilities:
CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-199A at
US-CERT VU#143297 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/143297
US-CERT VU#783400 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/783400
US-CERT VU#403150 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/403150
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following releases:
* Firefox 2.0 for Solaris 10 without patch 125539-02
* Thunderbird 2.0 for Solaris 10 without patch 125541-02
* Firefox 2.0 for Solaris 10 without patch 125540-02
* Thunderbird 2.0 for Solaris 10 without patch 125542-02
Note: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 do not ship Firefox and Thunderbird and
therefore are not affected by these issues.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
issues have been exploited.
A) To work around the issues described in MFSA-2007-20, disable
1. Open the "Preferences" dialog from the Edit menu
2. Select the "Content" tab
B) The workaround for MFSA-2007-26 would depend on the "add-on" in
question. The workaround for Web Developer Toolbar add-on is to use it
in its default configuration. Other affected add-ons might not have a
workaround other than to upgrade to a fixed version of Firefox.
C) To work around the issues described in MFSA-2007-27, force
mail-related links to prompt in Firefox before launching external
programs by doing the following:
1. Enter 'about:config' in the location bar
2. Enter 'warn-external' in the Filter: box
3. Double-click to set the mailto, news, nntp and snews lines to
CVE-2007-3089 = MFSA-2007-20
CVE-2007-3844 = MFSA-2007-26
CVE-2007-3845 = MFSA-2007-27
These issues are addressed in the following releases:
* Firefox 2.0 for Solaris 10 with patch 125539-02 or later
* Thunderbird 2.0 for Solaris 10 with patch 125541-02 or later
* Firefox 2.0 for Solaris 10 with patch 125540-02 or later
* Thunderbird 2.0 for Solaris 10 with patch 125542-02 or later
Note 1: The resolution for bug 6582544 is contained in revision -01 of
the above patches (and as a result the above quoted -02 revisions
contain the resolutions for both issues).
Note 2: Thunderbird patches 125541-01 (SPARC) and 125542-01 (x86)
contain the resolution for bug 6582544. A fix for bug 6619093 for
Thunderbird is available in patches 125541-02 (SPARC) and 125542-02
(x86) and is described for Thunderbird in Sun Alert 231441.
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical
Instruction ID 213557.
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