[SECURITY] [DSA 2699-1] iceweasel security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2699-1:833C6
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2013-06-02T16:37:52


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2699-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff June 02, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : iceweasel Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2013-0773 CVE-2013-0775 CVE-2013-0776 CVE-2013-0780 CVE-2013-0782 CVE-2013-0783 CVE-2013-0787 CVE-2013-0788 CVE-2013-0793 CVE-2013-0795 CVE-2013-0796 CVE-2013-0800 CVE-2013-0801 CVE-2013-1670 CVE-2013-1674 CVE-2013-1675 CVE-2013-1676 CVE-2013-1677 CVE-2013-1678 CVE-2013-1679 CVE-2013-1680 CVE-2013-1681

Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, missing input sanitising vulnerabilities, use-after-free vulnerabilities, buffer overflows and other programming errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, privilege escalation, information leaks or cross-site-scripting.

We're changing the approach for security updates for Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape in stable-security: Instead of backporting security fixes, we now provide releases based on the Extended Support Release branch. As such, this update introduces packages based on Firefox 17 and at some point in the future we will switch to the next ESR branch once ESR 17 has reached it's end of life.

Some Xul extensions currently packaged in the Debian archive are not compatible with the new browser engine. Up-to-date and compatible versions can be retrieved from http://addons.mozilla.org as a short term solution. A solution to keep packaged extensions compatible with the Mozilla releases is still being sorted out.

We don't have the resources to backport security fixes to the Iceweasel release in oldstable-security any longer. If you're up to the task and want to help, please get in touch with team@security.debian.org. Otherwise, we'll announce the end of security support for Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape in Squeeze in the next update round.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 17.0.6esr-1~deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 17.0.6esr-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org