(RHSA-2005:323) mozilla security update

2005-03-23T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2005:323
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-14T19:27:12

Description

Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Mozilla processes GIF images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla displays dialog windows. It is possible that a malicious web page which is being displayed in a background tab could present the user with a dialog window appearing to come from the active page. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1380 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla allowed plug-ins to load privileged content into a frame. It is possible that a malicious webpage could trick a user into clicking in certain places to modify configuration settings or execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0232 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla Mail handles cookies when loading content over HTTP regardless of the user's preference. It is possible that a particular user could be tracked through the use of malicious mail messages which load content over HTTP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0149 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla responds to proxy auth requests. It is possible for a malicious webserver to steal credentials from a victims browser by issuing a 407 proxy authentication request. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0147 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles certain start tags followed by a NULL character. A malicious web page could cause Mozilla to crash when viewed by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1613 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla sets file permissions when installing XPI packages. It is possible for an XPI package to install some files world readable or writable, allowing a malicious local user to steal information or execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0906 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla loads links in a new tab which are middle clicked. A malicious web page could read local files or modify privileged chrom settings. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0141 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla displays the secure site icon. A malicious web page can use a view-source URL targetted at a secure page, while loading an insecure page, yet the secure site icon shows the previous secure state. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0144 to this issue.

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Mozilla version 1.4.4 and additional backported patches to correct these issues.