Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050176
RHSA-2005:176: firefox security update (Critical)  

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.
A bug was found in the Firefox string handling functions. If a malicious website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes possible to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0255 to this issue.
A bug was found in the way Firefox handles pop-up windows. It is possible for a malicious website to control the content in an unrelated site's pop-up window. (CAN-2004-1156)
A bug was found in the way Firefox allows plug-ins to load privileged content into a frame. It is possible that a malicious webpage could trick a user into clicking in certain places to modify configuration settings or execute arbitrary code. (CAN-2005-0232 and CAN-2005-0527).
A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays international domain names. It is possible for an attacker to display a valid URL, tricking the user into thinking they are viewing a legitimate webpage when they are not. (CAN-2005-0233)
A bug was found in the way Firefox handles plug-in temporary files. A malicious local user could create a symlink to a victims directory, causing it to be deleted when the victim exits Firefox. (CAN-2005-0578)
A bug has been found in one of Firefox's UTF-8 converters. It may be possible for an attacker to supply a specially crafted UTF-8 string to the buggy converter, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CAN-2005-0592)
A bug was found in the Firefox javascript security manager. If a user drags a malicious link to a tab, the javascript security manager is bypassed which could result in remote code execution or information disclosure. (CAN-2005-0231)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the HTTP authentication prompt. When a user is prompted for authentication, the dialog window is displayed over the active tab, regardless of the tab that caused the pop-up to appear and could trick a user into entering their username and password for a trusted site. (CAN-2005-0584)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the save file dialog. It is possible for a malicious webserver to spoof the Content-Disposition header, tricking the user into thinking they are downloading a different filetype. (CAN-2005-0586)
A bug was found in the way Firefox handles users "down-arrow" through auto completed choices. When an autocomplete choice is selected, the information is copied into the input control, possibly allowing a malicious web site to steal information by tricking a user into arrowing through autocompletion choices. (CAN-2005-0589)
Several bugs were found in the way Firefox displays the secure site icon. It is possible that a malicious website could display the secure site icon along with incorrect certificate information. (CAN-2005-0593)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the download dialog window. A malicious site can obfuscate the content displayed in the source field, tricking a user into thinking they are downloading content from a trusted source. (CAN-2005-0585)
A bug was found in the way Firefox handles xsl:include and xsl:import directives. It is possible for a malicious website to import XSLT stylesheets from a domain behind a firewall, leaking information to an attacker. (CAN-2005-0588)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the installation confirmation dialog. An attacker could add a long user:pass before the true hostname, tricking a user into thinking they were installing content from a trusted source. (CAN-2005-0590)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays download and security dialogs. An attacker could cover up part of a dialog window tricking the user into clicking "Allow" or "Open", which could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution. (CAN-2005-0591)
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Firefox version 1.0.1 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
Create Date: 2005-03-01 Last Update Date: 2005-03-01

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : firefox is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  firefox is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050176002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : firefox is earlier than 0:1.0.1-1.4.3
Linux : RPM Test :  firefox is earlier than 0:1.0.1-1.4.3 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050176002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:1.0.1-1.4.3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030315001 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^4[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 

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