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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SuSE Several problems have been fixed with the security update releases of the Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 web browser and the Mozilla Suite 1.7.7.

______________________________________________________________________________

                        SUSE Security Announcement

        Package:                Mozilla. Mozilla Firefox
        Announcement-ID:        SUSE-SA:2005:028
        Date:                   Wed, 27 Apr 2005 15:00:00 +0000
        Affected products:      8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
                                SUSE Linux Desktop 1.0
                                SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9
                                Novell Linux Desktop 9
        Vulnerability Type:     remote code execution
        Severity (1-10):        7
        SUSE default package:   yes
        Cross References:       CAN-2005-0989 MFSA 2005-33
                                CAN-2005-0752 MFSA 2005-34
                                CAN-2005-1153 MFSA 2005-35
                                CAN-2005-1154 MFSA 2005-36
                                CAN-2005-1155 MFSA 2005-37
                                CAN-2005-1156 CAN-2005-1157 MFSA 2005-38
                                CAN-2005-1158 MFSA 2005-39
                                CAN-2005-1159 MFSA 2005-40
                                CAN-2005-1160 MFSA 2005-41

    Content of this advisory:
        1) security vulnerability resolved:
             various security problems in Mozilla based browsers
           problem description
        2) solution/workaround
        3) special instructions and notes
        4) package location and checksums
        5) pending vulnerabilities, solutions, workarounds:
            See SUSE Security Summary Report.
        6) standard appendix (further information)

______________________________________________________________________________

1) problem description, brief discussion

    Several problems have been fixed with the security update releases
    of the Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 web browser and the Mozilla Suite 1.7.7.

    This security update contains those security fixes. The Firefox
    packages have been directly upgraded to the version 1.0.3, for
    the Mozilla Suite packages the fixes up to version 1.7.7 have been
    back ported.

    Updates are currently provided for:

    Mozilla Firefox: SUSE Linux 9.0 up to 9.3, Novell Linux Desktop 9
    Mozilla Suite: SUSE Linux 9.2 and 9.3

    Fixes of the Mozilla Suite for older products (SUSE Linux 8.2 - 9.1, 
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and 9, SUSE Linux Desktop 1.0) are
    being worked on.

    Following security issues have been fixed:
    - MFSA 2005-33,CAN-2005-0989:
      A flaw in the Javascript regular expression handling of Mozilla
      based browser can lead to disclosure of browser memory, potentially
      exposing private data from web pages viewed or passwords or
      similar data sent to other web pages.  This flaw could also crash
      the browser.

    - MFSA 2005-34,CAN-2005-0752:
      With manual Plugin install it was possible for the Plugin to
      execute javascript code with the installing users privileges.

    - MFSA 2005-35,CAN-2005-1153:
      Showing blocked javascript: pop up uses wrong privilege context,
      this could be used for a privilege escalation (installing malicious
      plugins).

    - MFSA 2005-36,CAN-2005-1154:
      Cross-site scripting through global scope pollution, this could
      lead to an attacker being able to run code in foreign websites
      context, potentially sniffing information or performing actions
      in that context.

    - MFSA 2005-37,CAN-2005-1155,"firelinking":
      Code execution through javascript: favicons, which could be used
      for a privilege escalation.

    - MFSA 2005-38,CAN-2005-1157,CAN-2005-1156,"firesearching":
      Search Plugin cross-site scripting.

    - MFSA 2005-39,CAN-2005-1158:
      Arbitrary code execution from Firefox sidebar panel II.

    - MFSA 2005-40,CAN-2005-1159:
      Missing Install object instance checks.

    - MFSA 2005-41,CAN-2005-1160:
      Privilege escalation via DOM property overrides.

2) solution/workaround

    None, please install the updated packages.

3) special instructions and notes

    None.

4) package location and checksums

    Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
    integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
    Then, install the package using the command "rpm -Fhv file.rpm" to apply
    the update.
    Our maintenance customers are being notified individually. The packages
    are being offered to install from the maintenance web.


    x86 Platform:

    SUSE Linux 9.3:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-1.1.i586.rpm
           fe494d595b165e3d801d8480ba42d934
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-translations-1.0.3-1.1.i586.rpm
           e8b3034594b1d3ff940899e4b7fd556a
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           38227c087af417ea098e764d978625f9
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-calendar-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           0622920dc7c7346e8f3ed97a35043a5b
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-devel-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           81e5a8a3dfccd675f27d1b9aa1074def
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-dom-inspector-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           d7445e7ac5d68b84df66836d36bd8e9e
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-irc-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           2b5d35f8957bfe8bf36d1d710df16b64
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           943b850051ec81b65a8ecfb46d2dd186
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-spellchecker-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           c1531d820fce14c2da544096c542548e
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/mozilla-venkman-1.7.5-17.2.i586.rpm
           59421c602e482226aa3b25c342717dbd
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-32bit-9.3-7.1.x86_64.rpm
           b44ebfe412ee2d6e4b866659219f449b

    SUSE Linux 9.2:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-1.1.i586.rpm
           736eeae09a23b0378ca294ebaa3c7c63
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           82c250f9783d6c21fd98a330ebeb267d
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-calendar-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           a0bf81303a3d8dce9eb46af6f31ee518
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-devel-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           0d1bd3e050a9d0f64f2afe27195d7aa9
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-dom-inspector-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           38bf1250cd483a0dc66b276d9640d51e
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-irc-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           0452b6dacd213ad2a4a20dda13a080f0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-mail-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           af54b9760cbd16d8a0e14fe789592ca0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-spellchecker-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           220d35ce4aca302c76d282e0aa1fe860
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/i586/mozilla-venkman-1.7.2-17.9.i586.rpm
           3b8b41a0d4df73413f6b02d7f3014ce1

    SUSE Linux 9.1:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-0.5.i586.rpm
           633d3e33bdfbccb3ea8665f85bb89a00
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-0.5.src.rpm
           272a238439a4a2e756815a3b7e79c19f

    SUSE Linux 9.0:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586/MozillaFirebird-1.0.3-3.i586.rpm
           1c5e3de27a07f3266e6061f655c88cd8
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/src/MozillaFirebird-1.0.3-3.src.rpm
           9561937bac554affcb5a11115c2125b1

    x86-64 Platform:

    SUSE Linux 9.3:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           db99d96f3a7425f9619ce04a32762638
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-calendar-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           fc0018d422f160a0ccade5bf2c0d43f7
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-devel-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           8ecfeacdb888abdad99c97f8607c928c
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-dom-inspector-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           2e3b67a03688f057a86baa97ea38715c
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-irc-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           e74894451ca70e367cd517ef8288aa3c
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           d03ca7840b33d530f9550a6d31d236c9
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-spellchecker-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           8ddf1317fd9a57e2ca2def64efa8a396
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-venkman-1.7.5-17.2.x86_64.rpm
           34ec54027c3460430b8d92b516a440fd
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/src/mozilla-1.7.5-17.2.src.rpm
           34898b0c34ba91ea11121ac11644dcf7

    SUSE Linux 9.2:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-1.1.x86_64.rpm
           e2a2c8793ded2bb3900ab9594bf860a7
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           a435cb5e2dcc27248cf61c44e08fda23
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-calendar-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           27d6d3dc54c25efff8d2369a68f80116
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-devel-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           12340bf83bd14e332d30d0b4f3ae3833
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-dom-inspector-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           3965d0520de2abcddea7732fda1aa24a
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-irc-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           5eda1256f790f6ef93497b905e316496
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-mail-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           5107c689a3cb8c27b5e257a4cf64a6cc
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-spellchecker-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           aff79f3b35a26eef5ba540aea8722bed
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/x86_64/mozilla-venkman-1.7.2-17.9.x86_64.rpm
           89e0849e1bb2d8ab0164c7538d5d67fc
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-1.1.src.rpm
           38f5439c03baf379d3ec972bee6be113
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2/rpm/src/mozilla-1.7.2-17.9.src.rpm
           2b17a94896e81fafc197a22f4cedc892

    SUSE Linux 9.1:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.1/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-0.5.x86_64.rpm
           7abc1803a8086e9d298ff4e17e757325
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.1/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-1.0.3-0.5.src.rpm
           3d1e05785b0e84e19caf7f03d29e4dd2

    SUSE Linux 9.0:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.0/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirebird-1.0.3-3.x86_64.rpm
           d3e7925e57a397f08ce736d7e5c76432
    source rpm(s):
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.0/rpm/src/MozillaFirebird-1.0.3-3.src.rpm
           e0f87b8aedf4679fc2c3d70ea5404717


______________________________________________________________________________

5)  Pending vulnerabilities in SUSE Distributions and Workarounds:

    See SUSE Security Summary Report.
______________________________________________________________________________

6)  standard appendix: authenticity verification, additional information

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror ftp servers all over
    the world. While this service is being considered valuable and important
    to the free and open source software community, many users wish to be
    sure about the origin of the package and its content before installing
    the package. There are two verification methods that can be used
    independently from each other to prove the authenticity of a downloaded
    file or rpm package:
    1) md5sums as provided in the (cryptographically signed) announcement.
    2) using the internal gpg signatures of the rpm package.

    1) execute the command
        md5sum 
       after you downloaded the file from a SUSE ftp server or its mirrors.
       Then, compare the resulting md5sum with the one that is listed in the
       announcement. Since the announcement containing the checksums is
       cryptographically signed (usually using the key security@suse.de),
       the checksums show proof of the authenticity of the package.
       We disrecommend to subscribe to security lists which cause the
       email message containing the announcement to be modified so that
       the signature does not match after transport through the mailing
       list software.
       Downsides: You must be able to verify the authenticity of the
       announcement in the first place. If RPM packages are being rebuilt
       and a new version of a package is published on the ftp server, all
       md5 sums for the files are useless.

    2) rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the authenticity
       of an rpm package. Use the command
        rpm -v --checksig 
       to verify the signature of the package, where  is the
       filename of the rpm package that you have downloaded. Of course,
       package authenticity verification can only target an un-installed rpm
       package file.
       Prerequisites:
        a) gpg is installed
        b) The package is signed using a certain key. The public part of this
           key must be installed by the gpg program in the directory
           ~/.gnupg/ under the user's home directory who performs the
           signature verification (usually root). You can import the key
           that is used by SUSE in rpm packages for SUSE Linux by saving
           this announcement to a file ("announcement.txt") and
           running the command (do "su -" to be root):
            gpg --batch; gpg < announcement.txt | gpg --import
           SUSE Linux distributions version 7.1 and thereafter install the
           key "build@suse.de" upon installation or upgrade, provided that
           the package gpg is installed. The file containing the public key
           is placed at the top-level directory of the first CD (pubring.gpg)
           and at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/pubring.gpg-build.suse.de .


  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    suse-security@suse.com
        -   general/linux/SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an email to
                .

    suse-security-announce@suse.com
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an email to
                .

    For general information or the frequently asked questions (faq)
    send mail to:
         or
         respectively.

    =====================================================================
    SUSE's security contact is  or .
    The  public key is listed below.
    =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular,
    it is desired that the clear-text signature shows proof of the
    authenticity of the text.
    SUSE Linux AG makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect
    to the information contained in this security advisory.
 
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