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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bug in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022127
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022127
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1313   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 27 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The flaw was introduced in version 3.0.9.

Marc Gueury and Daniel Veditz reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0449.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-23.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 27 2009 Mozilla Firefox Bug in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2009:0449-01] Critical: firefox security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: firefox security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0449-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0449.html
Issue date:        2009-04-27
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-1313 
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1. Summary:

Updated firefox packages that fix one security issue 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.

A flaw was 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-2009-1313)

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla security
advisory for Firefox 3.0.10. 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 3.0.10, which corrects this issue. After installing the
update, Firefox must be restarted for the change 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/):

497447 - CVE-2009-1313 Firefox crash in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun()

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.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-3.0.10-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.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-3.0.10-1.el5.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm

ia64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.el5.ppc.rpm

s390x:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.s390.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
firefox-debuginfo-3.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-debuginfo-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.i386.rpm
xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.10-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.10-1.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-2009-1313
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.10

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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