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Conectiva Linux Advisory: mozilla

Feb 14, 2003, 18:57 (0 Talkback[s])

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : mozilla
SUMMARY   : Several vulnerabilities
DATE      : 2003-02-13 15:54:00
ID        : CLA-2003:568
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.
 
 This update addresses several vulnerabilities found after the mozilla
 1.0rc2 release, wich was the last version sent as an official
 update[1] for Conectiva Linux distributions. A complete list of such
 vulnerabilities can be obtained in [2,3], and details about the most
 known ones in [5,6,7,8,9].
 
 A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by creating
 malicious web pages that, when acessed, would crash the browser,
 potentially allow remote arbitrary code execution or cause some sort
 of unexpected behavior.
 
 The packages from this update are of Mozilla 1.2.1, which is the
 latest stable release[10] from mozilla.org and includes fixes for the
 known vulnerabilities. Besides the security fixes, it also includes
 several new features and other minor corrections.
 
 The vulnerabilities aforementioned also affect the Galeon web
 browser, which uses the Mozilla engine. Galeon is being updated to
 the version 1.2.7 in Conectiva Linux 8, but not in Conectiva Linux
 6.0 and 7.0. The Galeon version distributed in these versions of
 Conectiva Linux was in its early stages of development and would not
 work with the new Mozilla packages. A new version of Galeon for these
 distributions would need many other updated packages and therefore
 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://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000490
 2.http://mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.0.1/security-fixes-1.0.1.html
 3.http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html
 4.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5665/discussion/
 5.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5694/discussion/
 6.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5757/discussion/
 7.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5759/discussion/
 8.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5762/discussion/
 9.http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5766/discussion/
 10.http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.2.1/


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.2.1-1U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U60_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U70_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-1.2.7-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-devel-1.2.7-1U80_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mozilla-1.2.1-1U80_5cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/galeon-1.2.7-1U80_5cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:

 - 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