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CLA-2002:490-mozilla

by Nikola Strahija on May 29th, 2002 GreyMagic Security found[1] a vulnerability[2] in mozilla prior to version 1.0rc1 which allows a hostile site to read and list user files. The vulnerability was related to the XMLHTTP, a component that is primarily used for retrieving XML documents from a web server. This update also solves other vulnerabilities: - IRC Buffer Overflow Vulnerability[3] - Local File Detection Vulnerability[4] - JavaScript Interpreter Denial Of Service Vulnerability[5] - Null Character Cookie Stealing Vulnerability[6]*


* Conectiva Linux 8 is not vulnerable.

The packages included with this update are of Mozilla 1.0rc2, which
fixes all the problems listed above.

These vulnerabilities also affect the Galeon web browser, since it
uses the Mozilla engine. There will be no updated Galeon packages for
Conectiva Linux 6.0 and 7.0. Galeon in these versions of the
distribution was in its early stages of development and will not work
with the new Mozilla packages. A new version of Galeon for these
distributions would need many other updated packages and 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://sec.greymagic.com/adv/gm001-ns/
2.http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141061
3.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/270249
4.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/270249
5.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/262994
6.http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/251788


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-devel-static-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-irc-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-mail-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mozilla-psm-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/galeon-devel-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mozilla-1.0rc2-1U8_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/galeon-1.2.1-1U8_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- 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

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