Debian: DSA-2514-1: iceweasel security update

    Date17 Jul 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Iceweasel, a web browser based on Firefox. The included XULRunner library provides rendering services for several other applications included in Debian.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2514-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    July 17, 2012                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : iceweasel
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1948 CVE-2012-1950 CVE-2012-1954 CVE-2012-1966
                     CVE-2012-1967
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Iceweasel, a web
    browser based on Firefox. The included XULRunner library provides
    rendering services for several other applications included in Debian.
    
    CVE-2012-1948
    
      Benoit Jacob, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, and Bill McCloskey
      identified several memory safety problems that may lead to the
      execution of arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2012-1950
    
      Mario Gomes and Code Audit Labs discovered that it is possible
      to force iceweasel to display the URL of the previous entered site
      through drag and drop actions to the address bar. This can be
      abused to perform phishing attacks.
    
    CVE-2012-1954
    
      Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free problem in nsDocument::AdoptNode
      that may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2012-1966
    
      moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that it is possible to perform cross-site
      scripting attacks through the context menu when using data: URLs.
    
    CVE-2012-1967
    
      moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that in certain cases, javascript: URLs can
      be executed so that scripts can escape the JavaScript sandbox and run
      with elevated privileges.
    
    Note: We'd like to advise users of Iceweasel's 3.5 branch in Debian
    stable to consider to upgrade to the Iceweasel 10.0 ESR (Extended
    Support Release) which is now available in Debian Backports.
    Although Debian will continue to support Iceweasel 3.5 in stable with
    security updates, this can only be done on a best effort base as
    upstream provides no such support anymore. On top of that, the 10.0
    branch adds proactive security features to the browser.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.5.16-17.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 10.0.6esr-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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