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ESB-2005.0242 -- RHSA-2005:336-01 -- Critical: firefox security update

Date: 24 March 2005
References: ESB-2005.0237  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                     ESB-2005.0242 -- RHSA-2005:336-01
                     Critical: firefox security update
                               24 March 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Mozilla Firefox
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4
                   Red Hat Desktop version 4
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0402 CAN-2005-0401 CAN-2005-0399

Ref:               ESB-2005.0237

Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-336.html

Comment: This Red Hat advisory is for Enterprise Linux version 4 only. The same
         vulnerability may exist in other versions, and administrators are
         advised to check the vendor's web site for further details.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:336-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-336.html
Issue date:        2005-03-23
Updated on:        2005-03-23
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0399 CAN-2005-0401 CAN-2005-0402
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix various bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Firefox processes GIF images. It
is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF image, which
when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the victim. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes XUL content. If a malicious
web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is possible to load
malicious XUL content. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0401 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox bookmarks content to the sidebar. If a
user can be tricked into bookmarking a malicious web page into the sidebar
panel, that page could execute arbitrary programs. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0402 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Firefox version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

150877 - 
151153 - 
151714 - 

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
661a3b104b9a4e5ddd04dcd56113a365  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
36441f3878cd58dd420c8ecb9774bb97  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
e2c20602640075d8f4424cb88fcf9145  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm
b4d2d6699d60086f14232a1d1c58b027  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.src.rpm

i386:
08057be5ef2e887f407eef14c3b871f2  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
d8006388e5625a9baf65fa0bd6a7fc16  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f922c5283e24f14d0ac5128bb58f85d1  firefox-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0399
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0401
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0402

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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