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RHSA-2013:1140: firefox security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) August 06, 2013 August 09, 2013 July 04, 2017

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Description

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XULRuntime environment for Mozilla Firefox.Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningFirefox. (CVE-2013-1701)A flaw was found in the way Firefox generated Certificate Request MessageFormat (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to performcross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-1710)A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the interaction between framesand browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick Firefox intotreating malicious content as if it came from the browser history, allowingfor XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the wayUniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An attackercould use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install malicious add-onsfrom third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. Anattacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)It was found that, in certain circumstances, Firefox incorrectly handledJava applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via Firefox, theapplet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to files on theuser's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.Upstream acknowledges Jeff Gilbert, Henrik Skupin, moz_bug_r_a4, CodyCrews, Federico Lanusse, and Georgi Guninski as the original reporters ofthese issues.For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Firefox 17.0.8 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozillaadvisories in the References section of this erratum.All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containFirefox version 17.0.8 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installingthe update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

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References

Solution

redhat-upgrade-firefox

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