Package : iceweasel Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2007-3844 CVE-2007-3845
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
"moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that a regression in the handling of "about:blank" windows used by addons may lead to an attacker being able to modify the content of web sites.
Jesper Johansson discovered that missing sanitising of double-quotes and spaces in URIs passed to external programs may allow an attacker to pass arbitrary arguments to the helper program if the user is tricked into opening a malformed web page.
The Mozilla products in the oldstable distribution (sarge) are no longer supported with with security updates.
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 188.8.131.52-0etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 184.108.40.206-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch - -------------------------------