Red Hat: 2013:1140-01: firefox: Critical Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1140-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1140.html
Issue date:        2013-08-07
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-1701 CVE-2013-1709 CVE-2013-1710 
                   CVE-2013-1713 CVE-2013-1714 CVE-2013-1717 
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL
Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2013-1701)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox generated Certificate Request Message
Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-1710)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the interaction between frames
and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick Firefox into
treating malicious content as if it came from the browser history, allowing
for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the way
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An attacker
could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install malicious add-ons
from third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)

It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An
attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, Firefox incorrectly handled
Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via Firefox, the
applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to files on the
user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Jeff Gilbert, Henrik Skupin, moz_bug_r_a4, Cody
Crews, Federico Lanusse, and Georgi Guninski as the original reporters of
these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Firefox 17.0.8 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
Firefox version 17.0.8 ESR, which corrects these issues. 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
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

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

993598 - CVE-2013-1701 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.8) (MFSA 2013-63)
993600 - CVE-2013-1709 Mozilla: Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading (MFSA 2013-68)
993602 - CVE-2013-1710 Mozilla: CRMF requests allow for code execution and XSS attacks (MFSA 2013-69)
993603 - CVE-2013-1713 Mozilla: Wrong principal used for validating URI for some Javascript components (MFSA 2013-72)
993604 - CVE-2013-1714 Mozilla: Same-origin bypass with web workers and XMLHttpRequest (MFSA 2013-73)
993605 - CVE-2013-1717 Mozilla: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (MFSA 2013-75)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.s390.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

ppc64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.ppc.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.s390.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

ppc64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-17.0.8-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-17.0.8-3.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-17.0.8-3.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1701.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1709.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1710.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1713.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1714.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1717.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
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