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[secure-testing-announce] [DTSA-8-2] New mozilla-firefox packages fix several vulnerabilities (update)

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Debian Testing Security Advisory DTSA-8-2     http://secure-testing.debian.net
secure-testing-team@lists.alioth.debian.org                          Joey Hess
September 1st, 2005
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Package        : mozilla-firefox
Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities (update)
Problem-Scope  : remote
Debian-specific: No
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0718 CAN-2005-1937 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 

We experienced that the update for Mozilla Firefox from DTSA-8-1
unfortunately was a regression in several cases.  Since the usual
praxis of backporting apparently does not work, this update is
basically version 1.0.6 with the version number rolled back, and hence
still named 1.0.4-*.  For completeness below is the original advisory

Several problems were discovered in Mozilla Firefox:

CAN-2004-0718 CAN-2005-1937

A vulnerability has been discovered in Mozilla Firefox that allows remote
attackers to inject arbitrary Javascript from one page into the frameset of
another site.


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.


XML scripts ran even when Javascript disabled.


The user can be tricked to executing arbitrary JavaScript code by using a
JavaScript URL as wallpaper.


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.


By using standalone applications such as Flash and QuickTime to open a
javascript: URL, it is possible for a remote attacker to steal sensitive
information and possibly execute arbitrary code.


It is possible for a Javascript dialog box to spoof a dialog box from a
trusted site and facilitates phishing attacks.


Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could
lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.


The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects, which allows
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Note that this is the same set of security fixes put into stable in
DSA-775 and DSA-779, and updated in DSA-779-2.

For the testing distribution (etch) this is fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid) this is fixed in version

This upgrade is recommended if you use mozilla-firefox.

The Debian testing security team does not track security issues for then
stable (sarge) and oldstable (woody) distributions. If stable is vulnerable,
the Debian security team will make an announcement once a fix is ready.

Upgrade Instructions
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To use the Debian testing security archive, add the following lines to
your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://secure-testing.debian.net/debian-security-updates etch-proposed-updates/security-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://secure-testing.debian.net/debian-security-updates etch-proposed-updates/security-updates main contrib non-free

The archive signing key can be downloaded from

To install the update, run this command as root:

apt-get update && apt-get install mozilla-firefox

For further information about the Debian testing security team, please refer
to http://secure-testing.debian.net/
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