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Debian: New Mozilla Firefox packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 10 May 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1055-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
May 11th, 2006                
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Package        : mozilla-firefox
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-1993
CERT advisory  : VU#866300
BugTraq ID     : 17671

Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott described crashes of Mozilla due to the
use of a deleted controller context.  In theory this could be abused to
execute malicious code.  Since Mozilla and Firefox share the same
codebase, Firefox may be vulnerable as well.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.7.8-1sarge7.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.dfsg+

We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla Firefox packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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  HP Precision architecture:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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