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Red Hat: Updated firefox packages fix several security issues

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. A dangling pointer flaw was found in the Firefox Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) text manipulation routine. A web page containing a malicious SVG image could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. A dangling pointer flaw was found in the way Firefox handled a certain Document Object Model (DOM) element. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.

A flaw was found in the event management code in Firefox. A website containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled malformed JavaScript. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to access already freed memory, causing Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. It was found that a malicious web page could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox if the user dropped a tab onto the malicious web page.

Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:1164-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1164.html
Issue date:        2011-08-16
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-0084 CVE-2011-2378 CVE-2011-2981 
                  CVE-2011-2982 CVE-2011-2983 CVE-2011-2984 
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 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 AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, 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 Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, 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 WS version 4 - i386, ia64, 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-2011-2982)

A dangling pointer flaw was found in the Firefox Scalable Vector Graphics
(SVG) text manipulation routine. A web page containing a malicious SVG
image could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0084)

A dangling pointer flaw was found in the way Firefox handled a certain
Document Object Model (DOM) element. 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-2011-2378)

A flaw was found in the event management code in Firefox. A website
containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to execute that
JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-2981)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled malformed JavaScript. A web
page containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to access already
freed memory, causing Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-2983)

It was found that a malicious web page could execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Firefox if the user dropped a tab onto
the malicious web page. (CVE-2011-2984)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Firefox 3.6.20. 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 3.6.20, 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/kb/docs/DOC-11259

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

730518 - CVE-2011-2982 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards
730519 - CVE-2011-0084 Mozilla: Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()
730520 - CVE-2011-2981 Mozilla: Privilege escalation using event handlers
730521 - CVE-2011-2378 Mozilla: Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild
730522 - CVE-2011-2984 Mozilla: Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content area
730523 - CVE-2011-2983 Mozilla: Private data leakage using RegExp.input

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.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-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.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-3.6.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

ppc64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.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-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

ppc64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.6.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.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-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.2.20-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0084.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2378.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2981.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2982.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2983.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2984.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox36.html#firefox3.6.20

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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