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ESB-2007.0898 -- [Solaris] -- Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the JavaScript Engine in Mozilla 1.7 for Solaris 8, 9 and 10

Date: 05 September 2007
References: ESB-2006.0816  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                        ESB-2007.0898 -- [Solaris]
        Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the JavaScript Engine
                  in Mozilla 1.7 for Solaris 8, 9 and 10
                             5 September 2007

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Mozilla v1.7
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Solaris
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                      Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2006-5748

Ref:                  ESB-2006.0816

Original Bulletin:    
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-201335-1
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-26-103139-1

Revision History:     September 5 2008: Updated Resolution section 
                                        detailing new patches for Solaris 
                                        8 and 9
                      June 23 2008:     Final resolution - patches 
                                        released
                      November 12 2007: Initial Release

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   Solution Type: Sun Alert
   Solution  201335 :   Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the
   JavaScript Engine in Mozilla 1.7 for Solaris 8, 9 and 10          
   Previously Published As: 103139

   Bug ID: 6501194

   Product
   Mozilla v1.7
   Solaris 9 Operating System
   Solaris 10 Operating System
   Solaris 8 Operating System

   Date of Workaround Release: 08-NOV-2007

   Date of Resolved Release: 03-Sep-2008

   SA Document Body
   The JavaScript Engine in the Mozilla 1.7 application (see mozilla(1)) 
   contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities  
   (see below for details)

   1. Impact

   The JavaScript Engine in the Mozilla 1.7 application (see
   mozilla(1)) contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities which
   may allow a remote user who is able to create a web page which is
   visited by a local user using the Mozilla browser, or who sends a
   specially crafted email that is read by a local user using Mozilla, to
   either cause the Mozilla application to crash or execute arbitrary
   code with the privileges of the user running Mozilla. The ability of a
   remote user to cause the Mozilla application to crash is a type of
   Denial of Service (DoS).

   The following Mozilla advisory describes 15 separate memory corruption
   issues:
     * http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-65.html

   This Sun Alert corresponds to the 10 JavaScript engine issues
   described in the Mozilla advisory under CVE-2006-5748.

   Note that of these 10 vulnerabilities, Mozilla 1.7 is only affected by
   the following six issues:
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=349527
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=351973
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350238
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=351116
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=352606
     * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354924

   Additional references:
     * CVE-2006-5748 at:
       http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5748
     * CERT VU#390480 at: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/390480
     * CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-312A at:
       http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-312A.html

   2. Contributing Factors

   These issues can occur in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 8 and 9) without patch 120671-08
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 10) without patch 119115-34

   x86 Platform
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 8 and 9) without patch 120672-08
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 10) without patch 119116-34

   Note: Mozilla 1.4 may be vulnerable to one or more of these security
   issues. Customers are advised to upgrade to Mozilla 1.7 to get the
   security fixes.

   To determine the version of Mozilla on a Solaris system, the following
   command can be run:
    % /usr/sfw/bin/mozilla -version
    Mozilla 1.7, (Sun Java Desktop System), build 2005031721

   3. Symptoms

   There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
   issues have been exploited.
   
   4. Workaround

   To work around the issues described in this Sun Alert, disable
   JavaScript by doing the following:
    1. Open the "Preferences" dialog from the Edit menu
    2. Select the "Advanced" tree
    3. Select the "Scripts & Plug-ins" leaf
    4. Uncheck the "Navigator" and "Mail & Newsgroups" check boxes
    5. Click the "OK" button

   5. Resolution

   These issues are addressed in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 8 and 9) with patch 120671-08 or
       later
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 10) with patch 119115-34 or later

   x86 Platform
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 8 and 9) with patch 120672-08 or
       later
     * Mozilla 1.7 (for Solaris 10) with patch 119116-34 or later

   This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS"
   basis. This Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by
   third parties. The issues described in this Sun Alert notification may
   or may not impact your system(s). Sun makes no representations,
   warranties, or guarantees as to the information contained herein. ANY
   AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
   WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
   NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BY ACCESSING THIS DOCUMENT
   YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUN SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
   INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE
   OUT OF YOUR USE OR FAILURE TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.
   This Sun Alert notification contains Sun proprietary and confidential
   information. It is being provided to you pursuant to the provisions of
   your agreement to purchase services from Sun, or, if you do not have
   such an agreement, the Sun.com Terms of Use. This Sun Alert
   notification may only be used for the purposes contemplated by these
   agreements.
   Copyright 2000-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa
   Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved

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