RHSA-2006:0328 - Security Advisory
firefox security update
Security Advisory: Critical
Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now available.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
[Updated 24 Apr 2006]
The erratum text has been updated to include CVE-2006-0748, an issue fixed
by these erratum packages but which was not public at the time of release.
No changes have been made to the packages.
Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.
A malicious web page could modify the content of a different open web page,
possibly stealing sensitive information or conducting a cross-site
scripting attack. (CVE-2006-1731, CVE-2006-1732, CVE-2006-1741)
instructions with the permissions of "chrome", allowing the page to steal
sensitive information or install browser malware. (CVE-2006-1727,
CVE-2006-1728, CVE-2006-1733, CVE-2006-1734, CVE-2006-1735, CVE-2006-1742)
Several bugs were found in the way Firefox processes malformed web pages.
A carefully crafted malicious web page could cause the execution of
arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-0748, CVE-2006-0749,
CVE-2006-1724, CVE-2006-1730, CVE-2006-1737, CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739,
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the secure site icon. If a
browser is configured to display the non-default secure site modal warning
dialog, it may be possible to trick a user into believing they are viewing
a secure site. (CVE-2006-1740)
"input" form elements. A malicious web page could be created in such a way
that when a user submits a form, an arbitrary file could be uploaded to the
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages
containing Firefox version 1.0.8 which corrects these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4 ppc
- BZ - 183537 - CVE-2006-0749 Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability
- BZ - 188818 - CVE-2006-1737 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739, CVE-2006-1790))
- BZ - 188820 - CVE-2006-1740 Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog)
- BZ - 188822 - CVE-2006-1735 Privilege escalation via XBL.method.eval
- BZ - 188826 - CVE-2006-1733 Accessing XBL compilation scope via valueOf.call()
- BZ - 188828 - CVE-2006-1732 cross-site scripting through window.controllers
- BZ - 188830 - CVE-2006-0749 Mozilla Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability
- BZ - 188832 - CVE-2006-1731 Cross-site scripting using .valueOf.call()
- BZ - 188834 - CVE-2006-1724 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (184.108.40.206)
- BZ - 188836 - CVE-2006-1730 CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
- BZ - 188838 - CVE-2006-1729 File stealing by changing input type
- BZ - 188840 - CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
- BZ - 188842 - CVE-2006-1727 Privilege escalation through Print Preview
- BZ - 188844 - CVE-2006-0748 Table Rebuilding Code Execution Vulnerability
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4