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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated firefox package that fixes several security bugs is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2006:0200-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0200.html
Issue date:        2006-02-02
Updated on:        2006-02-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CVE-2005-4134 CVE-2006-0292 CVE-2006-0296
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1. Summary:

An updated firefox package that fixes several security bugs is 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. 

Igor Bukanov discovered a bug in the way Firefox's Javascript interpreter
derefernces objects.  If a user visits a malicious web page, Firefox could
crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0292 to
this issue.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered a bug in Firefox's XULDocument.persist() function.
A malicious web page could inject arbitrary RDF data into a user's
localstore.rdf file, which can cause Firefox to execute arbitrary
javascript when a user runs Firefox.  (CVE-2006-0296)

A denial of service bug was found in the way Firefox saves history
information. If a user visits a web page with a very long title, it is
possible Firefox will crash or take a very long time the next time it is
run. (CVE-2005-4134)

This update also fixes a bug when using XSLT to transform documents.
Passing DOM Nodes as parameters to functions expecting an xsl:param could
cause Firefox to throw an exception. 

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

179171 - CVE-2005-4134 Very long topic history.dat DoS
179173 - CVE-2006-0292 javascript unrooted access
179175 - CVE-2006-0296 XULDocument.persist() RDF data injection


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm
148dd8bbaba85e70c6a05966e227b9fd  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm

i386:
cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
0f131aaad99f69b3a887e934a049b6bb  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ppc.rpm

s390:
e62769654343ed7e9630f77c637cb20a  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.s390.rpm

s390x:
6a50c3d666f51e3bcf6c633e66b4606f  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm
148dd8bbaba85e70c6a05966e227b9fd  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm

i386:
cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm
148dd8bbaba85e70c6a05966e227b9fd  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm

i386:
cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm
148dd8bbaba85e70c6a05966e227b9fd  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.src.rpm

i386:
cdb90ac4fe4ea60046932066dbc5f7f8  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
d544e64b8393fbffabd9bace92e4e481  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
4da2ae90595cd5371f85ab03582e27c9  firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.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=CVE-2005-4134
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0292
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0296

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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