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Ubuntu: Firefox and xulrunner regression Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu USN-645-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox and xulrunner. The upstream patches introduced a regression in the saved password handling. While password data was not lost, if a user had saved any passwords with non-ASCII characters, Firefox could not access the password database. This update fixes the problem.
=========================================================== 
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-645-3         September 25, 2008
firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 regression
https://launchpad.net/bugs/270429
===========================================================

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  firefox                         3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  xulrunner-1.9                   1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Firefox and any
applications that use xulrunner, such as Epiphany, to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

USN-645-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox and xulrunner. The upstream
patches introduced a regression in the saved password handling. While
password data was not lost, if a user had saved any passwords with
non-ASCII characters, Firefox could not access the password database.
This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 Justin Schuh, Tom Cross and Peter Williams discovered errors in the
 Firefox URL parsing routines. If a user were tricked into opening a
 crafted hyperlink, an attacker could overflow a stack buffer and
 execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0016)
 
 It was discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be
 bypassed. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website,
 an attacker may be able to execute JavaScript in the context of a
 different website. (CVE-2008-3835)
 
 Several problems were discovered in the JavaScript engine. This
 could allow an attacker to execute scripts from page content with
 chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-3836)
 
 Paul Nickerson discovered Firefox did not properly process mouse
 click events. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web
 page, an attacker could move the content window, which could
 potentially be used to force a user to perform unintended drag and
 drop operations. (CVE-2008-3837)
 
 Several problems were discovered in the browser engine. This could
 allow an attacker to execute code with chrome privileges.
 (CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060)
 
 Drew Yao, David Maciejak and other Mozilla developers found several
 problems in the browser engine of Firefox. If a user were tricked
 into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial
 of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges
 of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062,
 CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)
 
 Dave Reed discovered a flaw in the JavaScript parsing code when
 processing certain BOM characters. An attacker could exploit this
 to bypass script filters and perform cross-site scripting attacks.
 (CVE-2008-4065)
 
 Gareth Heyes discovered a flaw in the HTML parser of Firefox. If a
 user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker
 could bypass script filtering and perform cross-site scripting
 attacks. (CVE-2008-4066)
 
 Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski independently discovered flaws in
 the resource: protocol. An attacker could exploit this to perform
 directory traversal, read information about the system, and prompt
 the user to save information in a file. (CVE-2008-4067,
 CVE-2008-4068)
 
 Billy Hoffman discovered a problem in the XBM decoder. If a user were
 tricked into opening a malicious web page or XBM file, an attacker
 may be able to cause a denial of service via application crash.
 (CVE-2008-4069)


Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   105898 8e9d91766d1673d85b4e2e60f09ffbb6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:     2760 57a929804f986040bc7227fe3009156c
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5: 11573662 bcf09e18019b2f2cbb8517932c891485
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    77467 f5a62ff3d325e95c5120cc22bda2d554
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:     2825 ab55f7ea35f9ee735528805831854977
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5: 40164202 72a5e40dda74d050021677f1b3ebabcc

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65954 3f06a1b75554d1d2340afc44b78022ac
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65968 6d8a8e29f0a7c87d2c8f179f574d7aa6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-granparadiso-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65924 3ac2f3dfa932bdc940950c0a894b9080
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-trunk-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65912 e9e9a4746bec14f42b2450bea8225057
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    66064 6775e8fa75a92e1f33cc8ae5bb7f9e8a
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-dom-inspector_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65974 751dd3d6688c6639e9d0ec0da761cc5c
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-venkman_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65924 cfb57e23eb08498e16a6bbef2ca4238e
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-dom-inspector_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:     8974 25f83a796d3169788d39ea68cd8635c6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-granparadiso-dom-inspector_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:     8962 01cc668f88c84f91e2fd886d42d92f13
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-granparadiso-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65948 c4718d66cfe19443c59978f4e39e7e41
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-granparadiso_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65914 71f6cddfc729e4018eefe95c79efd9df
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-libthai_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65906 97334f76bbbd654157c7c5aabf7e31c6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-trunk-dom-inspector_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:     8946 f9d779ba38a6e7732ad71bb751523a7a
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-trunk-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65936 4fa1a2d88890b85d3bce5cb045ec792b
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-trunk-venkman_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:     8936 700210f41bc608472f4fe88615dab81f
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-trunk_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    65902 d907072601c66ad491d706566c2824de
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-dom-inspector_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   125194 abdbdf7f8a7597a88c60af6d98ad3be3
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-venkman_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   235304 8c3f950ba19f57700fb82918f343bed3

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:     9028 45557a5d8f43797bebb0ee77783bdc87
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:    29576 78c9677804c24f5b6d95e0eb6c7a7f38
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:  1086672 7399df1205d00bd6124d03fc63cf6592
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-dev_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:  4035336 eaff46064356cea1e966ab221e45eb30
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:    48656 41dc8e708b4972e61b2e12ab54c0c4fc
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:  9031700 f608db020679c1a062deaf017d5defd2

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:     9028 a8fd22201b420b5b0fa11fab1c9466d3
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:    25726 823066888e006035bbe5f1eb790eccfa
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:  1065018 32827a47e8cd521d89391879a3d84d5c
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-dev_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:  4016914 4285536cc152b65fa881946890b44185
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:    38514 04869df4ca726ad6c59d2e43383bf4f6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:  7763786 685dc1eb5dce09d60c56ffa1c059735b

  lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:     9028 2de0d8feb75644816867deec8668ec34
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:    25342 5e70051d1c36fa4115ad1b569a57b290
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:  1063126 4e9a3f4c3adaacb731b9d715e38fd3e2
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-dev_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:  4012342 92f97468c8260b9980d348024b3b6971
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:    37610 88681831e70f2c7ab81da01928fcf09f
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:  7650950 80ab78a657265b9cad8ec759ac8864e9

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-dev_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:     9026 c90a944ecbc4366a54001c769d29e35b
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0-gnome-support_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:    27502 d140872135657f26a214585501d48c8c
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox-3.0/firefox-3.0_3.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:  1079210 2594afd5cad19bc4bee8f0bad4483c5c
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-dev_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:  4023426 cb239f374f28f6b90ae9289240acf871
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:    43686 d176b974055a33ede0065b4c9f2047fd
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/x/xulrunner-1.9/xulrunner-1.9_1.9.0.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_powerpc.deb
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