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SuSE: New MozillaFirefox packages fix remote code execution

The web browser Mozilla Firefox was brought to security update version 2.0.0.13. This update includes security fixes for a XUL pop-up spoofing variant (cross-tab popups), Java socket connection to any local port via LiveConnect, a privacy issue with SSL Client Authentication, HTTP Referrer spoofing with malformed URLs, crashes with evidence of memory corruption, and a JavaScript privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution. Fixed packages are available from ftp.suse.com.
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______________________________________________________________________________

                       SUSE Security Announcement

       Package:                MozillaFirefox
       Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2008:019
       Date:                   Fri, 04 Apr 2008 14:00:00 +0000
       Affected Products:      SUSE LINUX 10.1
                               openSUSE 10.2
                               openSUSE 10.3
                               Novell Linux Desktop 9
                               SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
                               SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
       Vulnerability Type:     remote code execution
       Severity (1-10):        8
       SUSE Default Package:   yes
       Cross-References:       CVE-2007-4879, CVE-2008-1195, CVE-2008-1233
                               CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236
                               CVE-2008-1237, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1240
                               CVE-2008-1241, MFSA 2008-14, MFSA 2008-15
                               MFSA 2008-16, MFSA 2008-17, MFSA 2008-18
                               MFSA 2008-19

   Content of This Advisory:
       1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
            Mozilla Firefox security update
          Problem Description
       2) Solution or Work-Around
       3) Special Instructions and Notes
       4) Package Location and Checksums
       5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
           See SUSE Security Summary Report.
       6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

  The web browser Mozilla Firefox was brought to security update version 2.0.0.13.

  Following security problems were fixed:

  - MFSA 2008-19/CVE-2008-1241: XUL pop-up spoofing variant (cross-tab
    popups)

  - MFSA 2008-18/CVE-2008-1195 and CVE-2008-1240: Java socket connection
    to any local port via LiveConnect

  - MFSA 2008-17/CVE-2007-4879: Privacy issue with SSL Client
    Authentication

  - MFSA 2008-16/CVE-2008-1238: HTTP Referrer spoofing with malformed
    URLs

  - MFSA 2008-15/CVE-2008-1236 and CVE-2008-1237: Crashes with evidence
    of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.13)

  - MFSA 2008-14/CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, and CVE-2008-1235:
    JavaScript privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution.

  On Novell Linux Desktop 9 the fixes were back ported to the Firefox 1.5.0.14
  version.

  seamonkey, mozilla-xulrunner and likely Thunderbird updates will
  follow in the next days.

2) Solution or Work-Around

  There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

  Please close and restart all running instances of Mozilla Firefox after the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

  The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
  Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and
  automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
  Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
  and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
  announcement. Then install the packages using the command

    rpm -Fhv 

  to apply the update, replacing  with the filename of the
  downloaded RPM package.


  x86 Platform:

  openSUSE 10.2:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.i586.rpm
         51d8a8c8edb273d218f953594c6ddf3c
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.i586.rpm
         5e251d0f4081b0a85426c3980dfab1de

  SUSE LINUX 10.1:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.2.i586.rpm
         b499f3f8d9ba4256252061aab28f0c6a
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.2.i586.rpm
         91503917ccefab19dbc15c1278b74e87

  openSUSE 10.3:
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.i586.rpm
         69a8dea7a11bf49d2904ae6f9d97ae6b
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/i586/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.i586.rpm
         bb6cb21d18921ccbd5beeb3168f9534e

  Power PC Platform:

  openSUSE 10.3:
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.ppc.rpm
         c71b7bfc6208f1325d38709203b4b499
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.ppc.rpm
         e930fd3b905d3e4ffa8700a7fe640de3

  openSUSE 10.2:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.ppc.rpm
         0a33a67ae69a50ffbadd8a048faff6b8
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.ppc.rpm
         3fdead7625dc869721a03253d3906792

  SUSE LINUX 10.1:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.2.ppc.rpm
         9216457807f5d91115002460b9e5085f
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/ppc/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.2.ppc.rpm
         6ac3fddcccee1effd9a50abb3a391a83

  x86-64 Platform:

  openSUSE 10.3:
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.x86_64.rpm
         5400995c1eb085079dbb9a4d481cc532
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.x86_64.rpm
         d6e6d70d5bc2be14bd3c855826a5a963

  openSUSE 10.2:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.x86_64.rpm
         827cf91765f9b3e32642199902199e04
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-translations-2.0.0.13-0.1.x86_64.rpm
         6f637200918e4ef723fe738294d506aa

  Sources:

  openSUSE 10.3:
  http://download.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse/update/10.3/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.src.rpm
         1d730e60aeea0a130c4f5ffd938e987d

  openSUSE 10.2:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.2/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.1.src.rpm
         fe6559ddb5339d0192bb1dc18e4ad3b7

  SUSE LINUX 10.1:
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/src/MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.13-0.2.src.rpm
         3e764986a1f07439e43d58046333ab55

  Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
  offered for installation from the maintenance web:

  Novell Linux Desktop 9
    http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/ad3e48b131593041b00e35f46ab10b61.html

  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
    http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/582b39035a906e2902717de1327b2cf2.html

  SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
    http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/582b39035a906e2902717de1327b2cf2.html

______________________________________________________________________________

5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

  See SUSE Security Summary Report.
______________________________________________________________________________

6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

 - Announcement authenticity verification:

   SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
   sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
   guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
   security announcements are published with a valid signature.

   To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
   and run the command

     gpg --verify 

   replacing  with the name of the file where you saved the
   announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

     gpg: Signature made  using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
     gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

   where  is replaced by the date the document was signed.

   If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
   import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
   command

     gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

 - Package authenticity verification:

   SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
   world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
   and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
   a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
   with.

   There are two verification methods that can be used independently from
   each other to prove the authenticity of a downloaded file or RPM package:

   1) Using the internal gpg signatures of the rpm package
   2) MD5 checksums as provided in this announcement

   1) The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
      authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

       rpm -v --checksig 

      to verify the signature of the package, replacing  with the
      filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
      contains a valid signature from build@suse.de with the key ID 9C800ACA.

      This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
      RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
      installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
      the end of this announcement.

   2) If you need an alternative means of verification, use the md5sum
      command to verify the authenticity of the packages. Execute the command

        md5sum 

      after you downloaded the file from a SUSE FTP server or its mirrors.
      Then compare the resulting md5sum with the one that is listed in the
      SUSE security announcement. Because the announcement containing the
      checksums is cryptographically signed (by security@suse.de), the
      checksums show proof of the authenticity of the package if the
      signature of the announcement is valid. Note that the md5 sums
      published in the SUSE Security Announcements are valid for the
      respective packages only. Newer versions of these packages cannot be
      verified.

 - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
   subscribe:

   opensuse-security@opensuse.org
       -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
           All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
           To subscribe, send an e-mail to
               .

   opensuse-security-announce@opensuse.org
       -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
           Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
           To subscribe, send an e-mail to
               .

   =====================================================================
   SUSE's security contact is  or .
   The  public key is listed below.
   =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________

   The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
   provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
   clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

   SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
   with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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