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Firefox crash and arbitrary code execution FC4

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. Fedora Core 4.

  • Vendor: Fedora
  • Vendor ID: FEDORA-2005-871
  • Date: September 10, 2005


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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-871
2005-09-10
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Product : Fedora Core 4
Name : firefox
Version : 1.0.6
Release : 1.2.fc4
Summary : Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Description :
Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards
compliance, performance and portability.

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Update Information:

An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now
available for Fedora Core 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security
impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain
international domain names. An attacker could create a
specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim
would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2871 to this
issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated
package that contains a backported patch and is not
vulnerable to this issue.

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* Fri Sep 9 2005 Christopher Aillon 0:1.0.6-1.2.fc4
- Fix for CAN-2005-2871


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/

a6ec66de684e73394a2ebb56ff6e2e9e SRPMS/firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.src.rpm
637e26b2300c31bb389cf2b64adbc69a ppc/firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.ppc.rpm
5adf6c32862c8f7fc8f4d4f9d60e24d3 ppc/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.ppc.rpm
910c10516d4b87897305e65de5454f07 x86_64/firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.x86_64.rpm
2531a6ba8fb7ee37c76ba15a48c5c604 x86_64/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.x86_64.rpm
565abda143b792221a4c28ad1f010812 i386/firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.i386.rpm
e2655d8e82e9652b5db877c77856acc5 i386/debug/firefox-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.2.fc4.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.
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