Debian Security Advisory

DSA-810-1 mozilla -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
13 Sep 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 14242.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2005-1937, CVE-2005-2260, CVE-2005-2261, CVE-2005-2263, CVE-2005-2265, CVE-2005-2266, CVE-2005-2268, CVE-2005-2269, CVE-2005-2270.
More information:

Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla, the web browser of the Mozilla suite. Since the usual praxis of backporting apparently does not work for this package, this update is basically version 1.7.10 with the version number rolled back, and hence still named 1.7.8. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CAN-2004-0718, CAN-2005-1937

    A vulnerability has been discovered in Mozilla that allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary Javascript from one page into the frameset of another site.

  • CAN-2005-2260

    The browser user interface does not properly distinguish between user-generated events and untrusted synthetic events, which makes it easier for remote attackers to perform dangerous actions that normally could only be performed manually by the user.

  • CAN-2005-2261

    XML scripts ran even when Javascript disabled.

  • CAN-2005-2263

    It is possible for a remote attacker to execute a callback function in the context of another domain (i.e. frame).

  • CAN-2005-2265

    Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash.

  • CAN-2005-2266

    Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from web sites by accessing data in alien frames.

  • CAN-2005-2268

    It is possible for a Javascript dialog box to spoof a dialog box from a trusted site and facilitates phishing attacks.

  • CAN-2005-2269

    Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.

  • CAN-2005-2270

    The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.8-1sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.10-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.