RHSA-2005:384 - Security Advisory
Mozilla security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated Mozilla packages that fix various security bugs are now available.
This update has been rated as having Important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client,
IRC chat client, and HTML editor.
Several bugs were found with the way Mozilla displays the secure site icon.
It is possible that a malicious website could display the secure site icon
along with incorrect certificate information. (CAN-2005-0143 CAN-2005-0593)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles synthetic middle click events.
It is possible for a malicious web page to steal the contents of a victims
Several bugs were found with the way Mozilla handles temporary files. A
local user could view sensitive temporary information or delete arbitrary
files. (CAN-2005-0142 CAN-2005-0578)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles pop-up windows. It is possible
for a malicious website to control the content in an unrelated site's
pop-up window. (CAN-2004-1156)
A flaw was found in the way Mozilla displays international domain names. It
is possible for an attacker to display a valid URL, tricking the user into
thinking they are viewing a legitimate webpage when they are not.
A bug was found in the way Mozilla processes XUL content. If a malicious
web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is possible to load
malicious XUL content. (CAN-2005-0401)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles xsl:include and xsl:import
directives. It is possible for a malicious website to import XSLT
stylesheets from a domain behind a firewall, leaking information to an
Several bugs were found in the way Mozilla displays alert dialogs. It is
possible for a malicious webserver or website to trick a user into thinking
the dialog window is being generated from a trusted site. (CAN-2005-0586
CAN-2005-0591 CAN-2005-0585 CAN-2005-0590 CAN-2005-0584)
which could result in remote code execution or information disclosure.
A bug was found in the way Mozilla allows plug-ins to load privileged
content into a frame. It is possible that a malicious webpage could trick a
user into clicking in certain places to modify configuration settings or
execute arbitrary code. (CAN-2005-0232 and CAN-2005-0527)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles anonymous functions during
regular expression string replacement. It is possible for a malicious web
page to capture a random block of browser memory. (CAN-2005-0989)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla displays pop-up windows. If a user
script will be executed with elevated privileges. (CAN-2005-1153)
A bug was found in the way Mozilla installed search plugins. If a user
chooses to install a search plugin from a malicious site, the new plugin
could silently overwrite an existing plugin. This could allow the malicious
plugin to execute arbitrary code and stealm sensitive information.
privileges or steal sensitive information. (CAN-2005-1154 CAN-2005-1155
Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Mozilla version 1.7.7 to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 142390 - CAN-2004-1156 Frame injection vulnerability.
- BZ - 144080 - CAN-2005-0585 download dialog URL spoofing
- BZ - 145606 - CAN-2005-0142 Opened attachments are temporarily saved world-readable
- BZ - 145607 - CAN-2005-0143 Secure site lock can be spoofed with a binary download
- BZ - 145613 - CAN-2005-0146 Synthetic middle-click event can steal clipboard contents
- BZ - 147397 - homograph spoofing
- BZ - 152580 - CAN-2005-0578 Mozilla issues (CAN-2005-0232 CAN-2005-0527 CAN-2005-0231 CAN-2005-0584 CAN-2005-0585 CAN-2005-0586 CAN-2005-0588 CAN-2005-0590 CAN-2005-0591 CAN-2005-0593)
- BZ - 155117 - CAN-2005-0989 Multiple Mozilla issues. (CAN-2005-1153 CAN-2005-1154 CAN-2005-1155 CAN-2005-1156 CAN-2005-1157 CAN-2005-1159 CAN-2005-1160)
This erratum does not contain any packages.