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Debian: New iceweasel packages fix several vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems...
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1707-1                                   Steffen Joeris
January 15, 2009            
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Package        : iceweasel
Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2008-5500 CVE-2008-5503 CVE-2008-5504 CVE-2008-5506 CVE-2008-5507 CVE-2008-5508 CVE-2008-5510 CVE-2008-5511 CVE-2008-5512 CVE-2008-5513

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web
browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


   Jesse Ruderman  discovered that the layout engine is vulnerable to
   DoS attacks that might trigger memory corruption and an integer
   overflow. (MFSA 2008-60)


   Boris Zbarsky discovered that an information disclosure attack could
   be performed via XBL bindings. (MFSA 2008-61)


   It was discovered that attackers could run arbitrary JavaScript with
   chrome privileges via vectors related to the feed preview.
   (MFSA 2008-62)


   Marius Schilder discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible
   data via a XMLHttpRequest. (MFSA 2008-64)


   Chris Evans discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible data
   via a JavaScript URL. (MFSA 2008-65)


   Chip Salzenberg discovered possible phishing attacks via URLs with
   leading whitespaces or control characters. (MFSA 2008-66)


   Kojima Hajime and Jun Muto discovered that escaped null characters
   were ignored by the CSS parser and could lead to the bypass of
   protection mechanisms (MFSA 2008-67)


   It was discovered that it is possible to perform cross-site scripting
   attacks via an XBL binding to an "unloaded document." (MFSA 2008-68)


   It was discovered that it is possible to run arbitrary JavaScript
   with chrome privileges via unknown vectors. (MFSA 2008-68)


   moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that the session-restore feature does not
   properly sanitise input leading to arbitrary injections. This issue
   could be used to perform an XSS attack or run arbitrary JavaScript
   with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2008-69)

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in

For the testing distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid)
these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.5-1. Please note iceweasel
in Lenny links dynamically against xulrunner.

We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   186830 9bf2b415ae6550f234fb4287f1ffc178
    Size/MD5 checksum: 47265190 487603397f7f68e720088f5a9fff7568
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1289 a84453d1fcc2392126ee0a86a5f876bc

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   239862 2beb51f15a93ff0fbb52bf9ee2bf9262
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54674 7cc2d42685bfeb9f569c27fa81ebed6c
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54706 16e2a91256b94fca61df51819750f7e9
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55348 23c72591d917fdcd02d9cb404bdb69e6
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54822 d9c2d70c48526a6ca4a1f8e68351594d
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54554 5b00fd2d4da794af564602b8b7a0b3d3
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54554 0cca6bf32447364088bc7e56aa19e86f

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 51217632 a2b608d43acfc489dd7cc2643f2ee0dd
    Size/MD5 checksum:    90436 e68e1a34c49991ee33ea393bec5a57c4
    Size/MD5 checksum: 11589982 68aca123bcd86eecc9f1558774c24883

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50215664 82c643c05f80127c7e9f2277d3dfffaa
    Size/MD5 checksum:    88098 64cabf94ccd7d9c9b4e8b381af267ae6
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10215628 90d907685372f725dc97e5acfc8cc432

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    81772 efc524b4734c7cee83b0daf8ed8ea2cf
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9264144 9289cb0bfcb3fc3434c168668a76e9c7
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49303134 3c16bb32854e946e42106a82a080da05

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50588512 172ab29c5ec07664e23dbbf28398d629
    Size/MD5 checksum: 11121980 18aa56c1311a6f6f87b451a4ea7ce05a
    Size/MD5 checksum:    89966 b23137551797adaeb5fe54074db359c4

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82250 9741fc1cf64da52a1a63f71b4dc9dda1
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9128396 99802e5988c010dc9d4cbb31df658e8d
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49608400 315e2030a2eb2199e31310d8df1bcbae

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50564776 3061c2cbb88f38b44bf02c69e1224416
    Size/MD5 checksum:   100448 4785c7ceb4a7e4b8c38baabb490dac6e
    Size/MD5 checksum: 14168992 5221b7d6f3e10229b8a8c6d63eedabe1

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum: 54013020 984b11ab87dcf807a07c3991c15aa9d4
    Size/MD5 checksum: 11071524 9da549588b944ec2b5ad361fa7217c25
    Size/MD5 checksum:    83390 370745389f99d8bc4f42f24febeaf6d0

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    83414 b7e92ca268149e5fe58539b820f5180e
    Size/MD5 checksum: 52564564 38aa4d8ecfe74a61849b5cfcfa1f88c4
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10769220 cf754cd9e5359608df250d1108950226

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 52014042 5d81eed61cb8c881234da9694e14afba
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9946484 b54594ac22f61385df030ed6252437de
    Size/MD5 checksum:    83960 79fbeedf1eb4edf09f89d85155e9ec17

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50887766 98173828e5f028031f5ec0516aef756a
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10370674 0e5f34597932031b191d51661a35b183
    Size/MD5 checksum:    88368 90a01cb64baf1b646f0e68780b37fca1

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9208238 e39539d8dd3011da585894a93e80b7dd
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82142 c4c052611d01d175ea5590c50f9852c7
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49223972 ccbc30d1113bdc8b26ebc4bf4fa08fe9

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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