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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bug in Processing Refresh Headers Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022102
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022102
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1312   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 22 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x prior to 3.0.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

A remote user that can cause a web server to return a Refresh header containing a javascript: URI can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the target site and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Michael reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0436.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-22.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control 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.
Apr 22 2009 Mozilla Firefox Bug in Processing Refresh Headers Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2009:0436-02] Critical: firefox security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0436-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0436.html
Issue date:        2009-04-21
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0652 CVE-2009-1302 CVE-2009-1303 
                   CVE-2009-1304 CVE-2009-1305 CVE-2009-1306 
                   CVE-2009-1307 CVE-2009-1308 CVE-2009-1309 
                   CVE-2009-1310 CVE-2009-1311 CVE-2009-1312 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are 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:

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

3. Description:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL
Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2009-1302, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1304, CVE-2009-1305)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was processed. A
web page containing malicious content could execute arbitrary JavaScript in
the context of the site, possibly presenting misleading data to a user, or
stealing sensitive information such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-0652,
CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309, CVE-2009-1310,
CVE-2009-1312)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox saved certain web pages to a local
file. If a user saved the inner frame of a web page containing POST data,
the POST data could be revealed to the inner frame, possibly surrendering
sensitive information such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-1311)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Firefox 3.0.9. 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 3.0.9, which corrects 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/):

486704 - CVE-2009-0652 firefox: does not properly prevent the literal rendering of homoglyph characters in IDN domain names (spoof
 URLs and conduct phishing attacks)
496252 - CVE-2009-1302 Firefox 3 Layout engine crashes
496253 - CVE-2009-1303 Firefox 2 and 3 Layout engine crash
496255 - CVE-2009-1304 Firefox 3 JavaScript engine crashes
496256 - CVE-2009-1305 Firefox 2 and 3 JavaScript engine crash
496262 - CVE-2009-1306 Firefox jar: scheme ignores the content-disposition: header on the inner URI
496263 - CVE-2009-1307 Firefox Same-origin violations when Adobe Flash loaded via view-source: protocol
496266 - CVE-2009-1308 Firefox XSS hazard using third-party stylesheets and XBL bindings
496267 - CVE-2009-1309 Firefox Same-origin violations in XMLHttpRequest and XPCNativeWrapper.toString
496270 - CVE-2009-1310 Firefox Malicious search plugins can inject code into arbitrary sites
496271 - CVE-2009-1311 Firefox POST data sent to wrong site when saving web page with embedded frame
496274 - CVE-2009-1312 Firefox allows Refresh header to redirect to javascript: URIs

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.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-3.0.9-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.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-3.0.9-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.9-1.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-2009-0652
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1302
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1303
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1304
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1305
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1306
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1307
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1308
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1309
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1310
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1311
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1312
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.9

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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