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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Mozilla packages fix a security issue
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2002:079-13
Issue date:        2002-05-01
Updated on:        2002-05-13
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          mozilla xml http javascript xmlhttprequest
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

Updated packages are available which fix a security issue in Mozilla.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386

3. Problem description:

One component of the XML Extras package in Mozilla 0.9.9 and
earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files and list
directories on a client system. This exploit is performed by opening a 
that redirects the browser to the file on the client and reading the
results using the responseText property.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0354 to this issue.

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to these errata packages which 
been patched and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only 
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which 
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that 
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory only 
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat 
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the 
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

64283 - XMLHttpRequest allows reading of local files

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:



Red Hat Linux 7.3:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
74205204260a219baa7115040502a6ad 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/galeon-1.2.0-4.src.rpm
61dc6fb50d42ad468fa0dc6461204d52 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mozilla-0.9.9-12.7.2.src.rpm
6761d7591dd2c2ea4381d9b2a72f113e 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/nautilus-1.0.4-47.src.rpm
7fd91be26bd046c90e9dab7ae1dd97e8 7.2/en/os/i386/galeon-1.2.0-4.i386.rpm
c8cb0b5b5149caf9c7304c58303e1521 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
25a89877b688f4ff2a486fe3fad0653f 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-chat-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
5d7a8ab180050c7903fa6a960b391800 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-devel-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
af5c2c218d4261b0d0026735e2f0bf2c 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-dom-inspector-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
4908abfa35ab6dfbdf57b1a4517ae9a4 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-js-debugger-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
edf9cefd2bc44f84be2ba8eb5f0ce628 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-mail-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
a4a8d9448735517017c411267ef988e7 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-nspr-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
7255b6906b29468a450871f93183d30f 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-nspr-devel-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
64c6694e8491d7168044f8c7ce72fb94 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-nss-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
e98076dfac69a134d1df3eb164895fe9 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-nss-devel-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
87f75c3bf3e643fc10540cc9da16e782 7.2/en/os/i386/mozilla-psm-0.9.9-12.7.2.i386.rpm
1355d06e20ddf248348ac30065a5fcf3 7.2/en/os/i386/nautilus-1.0.4-47.i386.rpm
c006cbd6ebd1d6cde75c85644b9532cd 7.2/en/os/i386/nautilus-devel-1.0.4-47.i386.rpm
6459a5f406537ac5846c933bb2c6581e 7.2/en/os/i386/nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-47.i386.rpm
34414eebf6f9b36a537ab298e2e1b807 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/mozilla-0.9.9-12.7.3.src.rpm
5a83b956e389a2f92b1eab349a930ff2 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
db2d0e25dc4eb85b60ecb6c6646f013a 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-chat-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
297737da7d306e7b313a287f5f23ad94 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-devel-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
9c93d5fa132870012ef048c0f7ae3728 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-dom-inspector-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
a2f5d75373d37ffbf3b22eae9a9ce958 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-js-debugger-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
81163adb654a741f18b2acfa428b6c22 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-mail-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
010608fa44c7ab497680b31692be0423 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-nspr-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
b68e64e165261fd50b27aecc51d6999c 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-nspr-devel-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
21983fac067201f30d477bb05bce2b2f 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-nss-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
f82fa92ac1df7434a98763f47c54fb64 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-nss-devel-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm
5fcda91f151690b32fa77f3eefe4f492 7.3/en/os/i386/mozilla-psm-0.9.9-12.7.3.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

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