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<title>Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
The Mozilla Suite is vulnerable to multiple issues ranging from the remote
execution of arbitrary code to various issues allowing to trick the user
into trusting fake web sites or interacting with privileged content.
<product type="ebuild">Mozilla</product>
<announced>March 25, 2005</announced>
<revised>March 25, 2005: 01</revised>
<access>remote and local</access>
<package name="www-client/mozilla" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.6</vulnerable>
<package name="www-client/mozilla-bin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.6</vulnerable>
The Mozilla Suite is a popular all-in-one web browser that
includes a mail and news reader.
The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in the Mozilla
<li>Mark Dowd from ISS X-Force reported an exploitable
heap overrun in the GIF processing of obsolete Netscape extension 2
<li>Michael Krax reported that plugins can be used
to load privileged content and trick the user to interact with it
(CAN-2005-0232, CAN-2005-0527)</li>
<li>Michael Krax also reported
potential spoofing or cross-site-scripting issues through overlapping
windows, image or scrollbar drag-and-drop, and by dropping javascript:
links on tabs (CAN-2005-0230, CAN-2005-0231, CAN-2005-0401,
<li>Daniel de Wildt and Gael Delalleau discovered a
memory overwrite in a string library (CAN-2005-0255)</li>
<li>Wind Li
discovered a possible heap overflow in UTF8 to Unicode conversion
<li>Eric Johanson reported that Internationalized
Domain Name (IDN) features allow homograph attacks (CAN-2005-0233)</li>
<li>Mook, Doug Turner, Kohei Yoshino and M. Deaudelin reported various
ways of spoofing the SSL "secure site" indicator (CAN-2005-0593)</li>
<li>Georgi Guninski discovered that XSLT can include stylesheets from
arbitrary hosts (CAN-2005-0588)</li>
<li>Secunia discovered a way of
injecting content into a popup opened by another website
<li>Phil Ringnalda reported a possible way to
spoof Install source with user:pass@host (CAN-2005-0590)</li>
Balle from Secunia discovered a possible way of spoofing the Download
dialog source (CAN-2005-0585)</li>
<li>Christian Schmidt reported a
potential spoofing issue in HTTP auth prompt tab (CAN-2005-0584)</li>
<li>Finally, Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
discovered that Mozilla insecurely creates temporary filenames in
/tmp/plugtmp (CAN-2005-0578)</li>
<impact type="normal">
<li>The GIF heap overflow could be triggered by a malicious GIF
image that would end up executing arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running Mozilla. The other overflow issues, while not thought to
be exploitable, would have the same impact</li>
<li>By setting up
malicious websites and convincing users to follow untrusted links or
obey very specific drag-and-drop or download instructions, attackers
may leverage the various spoofing issues to fake other websites to get
access to confidential information, push users to download malicious
files or make them interact with their browser preferences</li>
temporary directory issue allows local attackers to overwrite arbitrary
files with the rights of another local user</li>
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-1.7.6&quot;</code>
All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.6&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2004-1156</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0230</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0231</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0232</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0233</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0255</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0399</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0401</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0527</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0578</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0584</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0585</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0588</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0590</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0591</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0592</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0593</uri>
<uri link="">Mozilla Security Advisories</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:19:22 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 25 Mar 2005 12:49:52 +0000">