LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: December 19th, 2014
Linux Advisory Watch: December 12th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Gentoo: Mozilla Suite Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Several vulnerabilities in the Mozilla Suite allow attacks ranging from the execution of javascript code with elevated privileges to information leakage.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-24
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  Severity: Normal
     Title: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: July 26, 2005
      Bugs: #98846
        ID: 200507-24

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Several vulnerabilities in the Mozilla Suite allow attacks ranging from
the execution of javascript code with elevated privileges to
information leakage.

Background
==========

The Mozilla Suite is an all-in-one Internet application suite including
a web browser, an advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC client and
HTML editor.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-client/mozilla          < 1.7.10                    >= 1.7.10
  2  www-client/mozilla-bin      < 1.7.10                    >= 1.7.10
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in the Mozilla
Suite:

* "moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered that the Mozilla Suite was
  improperly cloning base objects (MFSA 2005-56).

* "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that the suite failed to validate XHTML DOM
  nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55).

* Secunia reported that alerts and prompts scripts are presented with
  the generic title [JavaScript Application] which could lead to
  tricking a user (MFSA 2005-54).

* Andreas Sandblad of Secunia reported that top.focus() can be called
  in the context of a child frame even if the framing page comes from a
  different origin and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA
  2005-52).

* Secunia reported that a frame-injection spoofing bug which was
  fixed in earlier versions, was accidently bypassed in Mozilla Suite
  1.7.7 (MFSA 2005-51).

* "shutdown" reported that InstallVersion.compareTo() might be
  exploitable. When it gets an object rather than a string, the browser
  would generally crash with an access violation (MFSA 2005-50).

* Matthew Mastracci reported that by forcing a page navigation
  immediately after calling the install method can end up running in
  the context of the new page selected by the attacker (MFSA 2005-48).

* "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that XBL scripts run even when Javascript
  is disabled (MFSA 2005-46).

* Omar Khan, Jochen, "shutdown" and Matthew Mastracci reported that
  the Mozilla Suite incorrectly distinguished between true events like
  mouse clicks or keystrokes and synthetic events generated by a web
  content (MFSA 2005-45).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could craft malicious web pages that would leverage
these issues to inject and execute arbitrary javascript code with
elevated privileges, steal cookies or other information from web pages,
or spoof content.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-1.7.10"

All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.10"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories
        http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Mozilla

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-24.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP
Segmenting for security: Five steps to protect your network
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.