Package : mozilla-firefox Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-2260 CAN-2005-2261 CAN-2005-2262 CAN-2005-2263 CAN-2005-2264 CAN-2005-2265 CAN-2005-2266 CAN-2005-2267 CAN-2005-2268 CAN-2005-2269 CAN-2005-2270 BugTraq ID : 14242 Debian Bug : 318061
Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox, a lightweight web browser based on Mozilla. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
The browser user interface does not properly distinguish between user-generated events and untrusted synthetic events, which makes it easier for remote attackers to perform dangerous actions that normally could only be performed manually by the user.
It is possible for a remote attacker to execute a callback function in the context of another domain (i.e. frame).
By opening a malicious link in the sidebar it is possible for remote attackers to steal sensitive information.
Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash.
Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from web sites by accessing data in alien frames.
Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.
The Mozilla browser familie does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these problems.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-2sarge2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla Firefox 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 3.1 alias sarge --------------------------------