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<title>Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird: Various vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Various vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla-based products,
ranging from a potential buffer overflow and temporary files disclosure to
anti-spoofing issues.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Mozilla</product>
<announced>January 05, 2005</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2007: 03</revised>
<bug>76112</bug>
<bug>68976</bug>
<bug>70749</bug>
<access>remote and local</access>
<affected>
<package name="www-client/mozilla" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.5</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="www-client/mozilla-bin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.5</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="www-client/mozilla-firefox" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.9</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.9</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Mozilla is a popular web browser that includes a mail and newsreader.
Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird are respectively the
next-generation browser and mail client from the Mozilla project.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Maurycy Prodeus from isec.pl found a potentially exploitable buffer
overflow in the handling of NNTP URLs. Furthermore, Martin (from
ptraced.net) discovered that temporary files in recent versions of
Mozilla-based products were sometimes stored world-readable with
predictable names. The Mozilla Team also fixed a way of spoofing
filenames in Firefox's "What should Firefox do with this file" dialog
boxes and a potential information leak about the existence of local
filenames.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could craft a malicious NNTP link and entice a user
to click it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the browser. A local attacker could
leverage the temporary file vulnerability to read the contents of
another user's attachments or downloads. A remote attacker could also
design a malicious web page that would allow to spoof filenames if the
user uses the "Open with..." function in Firefox, or retrieve
information on the presence of specific files in the local filesystem.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Mozilla users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-1.7.5&quot;</code>
<p>
All Mozilla binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.5&quot;</code>
<p>
All Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0&quot;</code>
<p>
All Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0&quot;</code>
<p>
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-0.9&quot;</code>
<p>
All Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-0.9&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0020-mozilla.txt">isec.pl Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://broadcast.ptraced.net/advisories/008-firefox.thunderbird.txt">Martin (from ptraced.net) Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://secunia.com/advisories/13144/">Secunia Advisory SA13144</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-2227">CVE-2004-2227</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-2228">CVE-2004-2228</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 4 Jan 2005 10:09:38 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 4 Jan 2005 10:10:52 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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