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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Browser Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Mozilla S/MIME ASN.1 Implementation Bugs May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010122
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1010122
CVE Reference:   CVE-2003-0564   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 11 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Mozilla browser. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A vulnerability was reported in the S/MIME implementation in the NSS security suite that ships with Mozilla 1.4. A remote user can reportedly send a specially crafted S/MIME email message that contains certain unexpected ASN.1 constructs to cause the target user's browser to crash or arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

This was demonstrated using the NISCC test suite, the report said.

NSS version 3.9 reportedly corrects these problems.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fixed version of Mozilla (1.6.0.00), available at:

http://www.hp.com/go/mozilla

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  HP-UX 11.00, 11.11, 11.22

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 18 2004 Mozilla S/MIME ASN.1 Implementation Bugs May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  SSRT4722 rev.0 HP-UX Mozilla denial of service


HP SECURITY BULLETIN

HPSBUX01036     REVISION: 0

SSRT4722 rev.0 HP-UX Mozilla denial of service

NOTICE:
	

There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin provided that it remains 
complete and intact.
	

The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
INITIAL RELEASE:   	

10 May 2004

POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:   	

denial of service,  unauthorized access
SOURCE:   	

HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HP Software Security Response Team
REFERENCES:   	

CAN-2003-0564, CAN-2003-0594, CAN-2004-0191
VULNERABILITY SUMMARY:
Three potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in  Mozilla for HP-UX. 
These potential vulnerabilities could be remotely exploitable, resulting in denial of 
service (DoS) or unauthorized access.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22.
BACKGROUND:


http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0564

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0594

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0191

AFFECTED VERSIONS

     Note: To determine if a system has an affected version,
            search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
            for an affected fileset.  Then determine if the
            recommended patch or update is installed.

      HP-UX B.11.22
      HP-UX B.11.11
      HP-UX B.11.00
      =============
      Mozilla.MOZ-COM
      Mozilla.MOZ-COM-DOC
      Mozilla.MOZ-IPF32
      Mozilla.MOZ-PA11
      fix: install revision 1.6.0.00 or subsequent

      END AFFECTED VERSIONS




RESOLUTION:
HP has made Mozilla version 1.6.0.00 available from http://www.hp.com/go/mozilla.
Please write to security-alert@hp.com to request a PGP signed version of this bulletin.
MANUAL ACTIONS:  Yes - Update
Upgrade to Mozilla 1.6.0.00 or subsequent.


* The software product category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by 
the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents, 
MI=Misc. 3rd party, MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers, OV=HP OpenVMS, PI=HP Printing & 
Imaging, ST=HP Storage, TU=HP Tru64 UNIX, TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX, VV=Virtual Vault


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HP-UX SPECIFIC SECURITY BULLETINS*:
To review previously published Security Bulletins for HP-UX: 
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The HP-UX Security Patch Matrix is available here: 
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Or via anonymous ftp: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix/

The HP-UX Security Patch Matrix, updated daily, categorizes security patches by 
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automates the process of reviewing the Security Patch Matrix for HP-UX 11.XX Versions. 
NOTE: Installing patches listed in the Security Patch Matrix will completely implement the 
RESOLUTION in the Security Bulletin _only_ if there are no MANUAL ACTIONS included.

The Security Patch Check tool can also verify that a Security Bulletin RESOLUTION has been 
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