Red Hat: 2010:0500-01: firefox: Critical Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated firefox package that addresses security issues, fixes bugs, adds numerous enhancements, and upgrades Firefox to version 3.6.4, is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0500-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0500.html
Issue date:        2010-06-22
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-5913 CVE-2010-0182 CVE-2010-1121 
                   CVE-2010-1125 CVE-2010-1196 CVE-2010-1197 
                   CVE-2010-1198 CVE-2010-1199 CVE-2010-1200 
                   CVE-2010-1202 CVE-2010-1203 
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1. Summary:

An updated firefox package that addresses security issues, fixes bugs, adds
numerous enhancements, and upgrades Firefox to version 3.6.4, is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

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. Description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203)

A flaw was found in the way browser plug-ins interact. It was possible for
a plug-in to reference the freed memory from a different plug-in, resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-1198)

Several integer overflow flaws were found in the processing of malformed
web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1199)

A focus stealing flaw was found in the way Firefox handled focus changes. A
malicious website could use this flaw to steal sensitive data from a user,
such as usernames and passwords. (CVE-2010-1125)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the "Content-Disposition:
attachment" HTTP header when the "Content-Type: multipart" HTTP header was
also present. A website that allows arbitrary uploads and relies on the
"Content-Disposition: attachment" HTTP header to prevent content from being
displayed inline, could be used by an attacker to serve malicious content
to users. (CVE-2010-1197)

A flaw was found in the Firefox Math.random() function. This function could
be used to identify a browsing session and track a user across different
websites. (CVE-2008-5913)

A flaw was found in the Firefox XML document loading security checks.
Certain security checks were not being called when an XML document was
loaded. This could possibly be leveraged later by an attacker to load
certain resources that violate the security policies of the browser or its
add-ons. Note that this issue cannot be exploited by only loading an XML
document. (CVE-2010-0182)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Firefox 3.6.4. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories
in the References section of this erratum.

This erratum upgrades Firefox from version 3.0.19 to version 3.6.4, and as
such, contains multiple bug fixes and numerous enhancements. Space
precludes documenting these changes in this advisory. For details
concerning these changes, refer to the Firefox Release Notes links in the
References section of this erratum.

Important: Firefox 3.6.4 is not completely backwards-compatible with all
Mozilla Add-ons and Firefox plug-ins that worked with Firefox 3.0.19.
Firefox 3.6 checks compatibility on first-launch, and, depending on the
individual configuration and the installed Add-ons and plug-ins, may
disable said Add-ons and plug-ins, or attempt to check for updates and
upgrade them. Add-ons and plug-ins may have to be manually updated.

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
Firefox version 3.6.4. After installing the update, Firefox must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

480938 - CVE-2008-5913 mozilla: in-session phishing attack
577029 - CVE-2010-1121 firefox: arbitrary code execution via memory corruption
577584 - CVE-2010-1125 firefox: keystrokes sent to hidden frame rather than visible frame due to javascript flaw
586580 - CVE-2010-0182 mozilla: XMLDocument::load() doesn't check nsIContentPolicy (MFSA 2010-24)
590804 - CVE-2010-1200 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590810 - CVE-2010-1202 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590816 - CVE-2010-1203 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590828 - CVE-2010-1198 Mozilla Freed object reuse across plugin instances
590830 - CVE-2010-1196 Mozilla Heap buffer overflow in nsGenericDOMDataNode::SetTextInternal
590833 - CVE-2010-1199 Mozilla Integer Overflow in XSLT Node Sorting
590850 - CVE-2010-1197 Mozilla Content-Disposition: attachment ignored if Content-Type: multipart also present

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.4-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.4-8.el4.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:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5913.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0182.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1121.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1125.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1196.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1197.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1198.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1199.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1200.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1202.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1203.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.4/releasenotes/
http://mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6/releasenotes/
http://mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox35.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox36.html#firefox3.6.4

8. Contact:

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

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