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Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-24 / mozilla
Release Date July 26, 2005
Latest Revision July 26, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/mozilla < 1.7.10 >= 1.7.10 All supported architectures
www-client/mozilla-bin < 1.7.10 >= 1.7.10 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #98846


Several vulnerabilities in the Mozilla Suite allow attacks ranging from the execution of javascript code with elevated privileges to information leakage.

2.  Impact Information


The Mozilla Suite is an all-in-one Internet application suite including a web browser, an advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC client and HTML editor.


The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in the Mozilla Suite:

  • "moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered that the Mozilla Suite was improperly cloning base objects (MFSA 2005-56).
  • "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that the suite failed to validate XHTML DOM nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55).
  • Secunia reported that alerts and prompts scripts are presented with the generic title [JavaScript Application] which could lead to tricking a user (MFSA 2005-54).
  • Andreas Sandblad of Secunia reported that top.focus() can be called in the context of a child frame even if the framing page comes from a different origin and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA 2005-52).
  • Secunia reported that a frame-injection spoofing bug which was fixed in earlier versions, was accidently bypassed in Mozilla Suite 1.7.7 (MFSA 2005-51).
  • "shutdown" reported that InstallVersion.compareTo() might be exploitable. When it gets an object rather than a string, the browser would generally crash with an access violation (MFSA 2005-50).
  • Matthew Mastracci reported that by forcing a page navigation immediately after calling the install method can end up running in the context of the new page selected by the attacker (MFSA 2005-48).
  • "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that XBL scripts run even when Javascript is disabled (MFSA 2005-46).
  • Omar Khan, Jochen, "shutdown" and Matthew Mastracci reported that the Mozilla Suite incorrectly distinguished between true events like mouse clicks or keystrokes and synthetic events generated by a web content (MFSA 2005-45).


A remote attacker could craft malicious web pages that would leverage these issues to inject and execute arbitrary javascript code with elevated privileges, steal cookies or other information from web pages, or spoof content.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-1.7.10"

All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.10"

4.  References


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