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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Can Be Spoofed Using Specially Crafted Control Characters
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021803
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021803
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0777   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 5 2009
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can spoof the location bar URL.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL containing certain invisible control characters that, when loaded by the target user, will spoof the URL in the location bar.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is affected.

Masahiro Yamada reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof the location bar URL.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0315.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-11.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 5 2009 Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Can Be Spoofed Using Specially Crafted Control Characters



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2009:0315-00] Critical: firefox security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0315-00
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0315.html
Issue date:        2009-03-04
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0040 CVE-2009-0771 CVE-2009-0772 
                   CVE-2009-0773 CVE-2009-0774 CVE-2009-0775 
                   CVE-2009-0776 CVE-2009-0777 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774,
CVE-2009-0775)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A
website containing specially-crafted content could, potentially, trick a
Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0776,
CVE-2009-0777)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this errata.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
Firefox version 3.0.7, and which correct these issues. After installing the
update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

486355 - CVE-2009-0040 libpng arbitrary free() flaw
488272 - CVE-2009-0771 Firefox 3 Layout Engine Crashes
488273 - CVE-2009-0772 Firefox 2 and 3 - Layout engine crashes
488276 - CVE-2009-0773 Firefox 3 crashes in the JavaScript engine
488283 - CVE-2009-0774 Firefox 2 and 3 crashes in the JavaScript engine
488287 - CVE-2009-0775 Firefox XUL Linked Clones Double Free Vulnerability
488290 - CVE-2009-0776 Firefox XML data theft via RDFXMLDataSource and cross-domain redirect
488292 - CVE-2009-0777 Firefox URL spoofing with invisible control characters

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.ppc.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0040
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0771
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0772
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0773
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0774
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0775
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0776
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0777
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.7

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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