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Conectiva Linux Advisory: mozilla

May 29, 2002, 20:44 (0 Talkback[s])

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : mozilla
SUMMARY   : Mozilla vulnerabilities
DATE      : 2002-05-29 17:03:00
ID        : CLA-2002:490
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0, 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Mozilla is an open-source web browser designed for standards
 compliance, performance and portability.
 
 GreyMagic Security found[1] a vulnerability[2] in mozilla prior to
 version 1.0rc1 which allows a hostile site to read and list user
 files. The vulnerability was related to the XMLHTTP, a component that
 is primarily used for retrieving XML documents from a web server.
 
 This update also solves other vulnerabilities:
  - IRC Buffer Overflow Vulnerability[3]
  - Local File Detection Vulnerability[4]
  - JavaScript Interpreter Denial Of Service Vulnerability[5]
  - Null Character Cookie Stealing Vulnerability[6]*
 
  * Conectiva Linux 8 is not vulnerable.
 
 The packages included with this update are of Mozilla 1.0rc2, which
 fixes all the problems listed above.

 These vulnerabilities also affect the Galeon web browser, since it
 uses the Mozilla engine. There will be no updated Galeon packages for
 Conectiva Linux 6.0 and 7.0. Galeon in these versions of the
 distribution was in its early stages of development and will not work
 with the new Mozilla packages. A new version of Galeon for these
 distributions would need many other updated packages and will not be
 provided.


SOLUTION
 All mozilla and galeon users should upgrade. Galeon users on
 Conectiva Linux 6.0 and 7.0 should consider upgrading their
 distribution or choosing another browser.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://sec.greymagic.com/adv/gm001-ns/
 2.http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141061
 3.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/270249
 4.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/270249
 5.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/262994
 6.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/251788

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-devel-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/galeon-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.src.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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