Fedora Core 5 Update: firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Fedora Core 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Fedora Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-554
2007-05-31
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Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : firefox
Version     : 1.5.0.12
Release     : 1.fc5
Summary     : Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Description :
Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards
compliance, performance and portability.

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Update Information:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are
now available for Fedora Core 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security
impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed
certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing
malicious JavaScript code could cause Firefox to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain FTP PASV
commands. A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to
perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's
firewall. (CVE-2007-1562)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way
Firefox handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious
web site that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data
could prevent Firefox from functioning properly.
(CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the
addEventListener JavaScript method. A malicious web site
could use this method to access or modify sensitive data
from another web site. (CVE-2007-2870)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web
content. A malicious web page could generate content that
would overlay user interface elements such as the hostname
and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they
are visiting a different site. (CVE-2007-2871)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum
packages, which contain Firefox version 1.5.0.12 that
corrects these issues.

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* Wed May 30 2007 Christopher Aillon  1.5.0.12-1
- Update to 1.5.0.12
* Thu Feb 22 2007 Martin Stransky  - 1.5.0.10-1
- Update to 1.5.0.10
* Wed Dec 20 2006 Christopher Aillon  - 1.5.0.9-1
- Update to 1.5.0.9
* Tue Nov  7 2006 Christopher Aillon  - 1.5.0.8-1
- Update to 1.5.0.8
- Fix up a few items in the download manager
- Use the bullet character for password fields.
- Add pango printing patch from Behdad.
* Wed Sep 13 2006 Christopher Aillon  - 1.5.0.7-1
- Update to 1.5.0.7
- Bring in pango patches from rawhide to fix MathML and cursor positioning
* Tue Aug  8 2006 Jesse Keating  - 1.5.0.6-2
- Use dist tag
- rebuild
* Thu Aug  3 2006 Kai Engert  - 1.5.0.6-1.1.fc5
- Update to 1.5.0.6
* Thu Jul 27 2006 Christopher Aillon  - 1.5.0.5-1.1.fc5
- Update to 1.5.0.5
* Wed Jun 14 2006 Kai Engert  - 1.5.0.4-1.2.fc5
- Force "gmake -j1" on ppc ppc64 s390 s390x
* Mon Jun 12 2006 Kai Engert  - 1.5.0.4-1.1.fc5
- Firefox 1.5.0.4

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This update can be downloaded from:
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/

a83e5361e463ea25f96f4b084e670fe337a3ca97  SRPMS/firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.src.rpm
a83e5361e463ea25f96f4b084e670fe337a3ca97  noarch/firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.src.rpm
7b9fe30496f3867231c09d3762661dcb654ba7aa  ppc/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.ppc.rpm
7c16f90f7496ef7f1e8d25db6f8c34642bb7e950  ppc/firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.ppc.rpm
b859e8dfd781d2cbe9c291b9ab884b851aadeae3  x86_64/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.x86_64.rpm
dca05f5c9941dc93cc9d269f5101e6608f71cca7  x86_64/firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.x86_64.rpm
39ca095c35a32b1a9f312945f28b53b8e87cd959  i386/firefox-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.i386.rpm
ad1190d8d8b26817e343073f834d1ba5dd8b21f7  i386/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-1.fc5.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.
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