Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[ GLSA 200501-03 ] Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird: Various vulnerabilities
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
GLSA
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Jun 2003
Posts: 4078
Location: Barcelona, Spain

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-03 ] Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird: Various vu Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird: Various vulnerabilities (GLSA 200501-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote and local
Date: January 05, 2005
Updated: December 30, 2007
Bug(s): #76112, #68976, #70749
ID: 200501-03

Synopsis

Various vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla-based products, ranging from a potential buffer overflow and temporary files disclosure to anti-spoofing issues.

Background

Mozilla is a popular web browser that includes a mail and newsreader. Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird are respectively the next-generation browser and mail client from the Mozilla project.

Affected Packages

Package: www-client/mozilla
Vulnerable: < 1.7.5
Unaffected: >= 1.7.5
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: www-client/mozilla-bin
Vulnerable: < 1.7.5
Unaffected: >= 1.7.5
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox
Vulnerable: < 1.0
Unaffected: >= 1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin
Vulnerable: < 1.0
Unaffected: >= 1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird
Vulnerable: < 0.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin
Vulnerable: < 0.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Maurycy Prodeus from isec.pl found a potentially exploitable buffer overflow in the handling of NNTP URLs. Furthermore, Martin (from ptraced.net) discovered that temporary files in recent versions of Mozilla-based products were sometimes stored world-readable with predictable names. The Mozilla Team also fixed a way of spoofing filenames in Firefox's "What should Firefox do with this file" dialog boxes and a potential information leak about the existence of local filenames.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious NNTP link and entice a user to click it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the browser. A local attacker could leverage the temporary file vulnerability to read the contents of another user's attachments or downloads. A remote attacker could also design a malicious web page that would allow to spoof filenames if the user uses the "Open with..." function in Firefox, or retrieve information on the presence of specific files in the local filesystem.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-1.7.5"
All Mozilla binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.5"
All Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0"
All Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0"
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-0.9"
All Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-0.9"


References

isec.pl Advisory
Martin (from ptraced.net) Advisory
Secunia Advisory SA13144
CVE-2004-2227
CVE-2004-2228


Last edited by GLSA on Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:16 am; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum