SSRT5940 rev.2 - HP-UX Mozilla remote, unauthorized user may execute privileged code

From: Security Alert (secure_at_hpchs.cup.hp.com)
Date: 10/04/05


Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 21:55:53 GMT


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HP SECURITY BULLETIN

HPSBUX01133 REVISION: 2

SSRT5940 rev.2 - HP-UX Mozilla remote, unauthorized user may
execute privileged code

NOTICE:
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.

INITIAL RELEASE:
03 October 2005

POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Remote execution of privileged code

SOURCE:
Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY:
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running Mozilla, where a heap overflow could be exploited to allow
a remote, unauthorized user to execute privileged code.

REFERENCES:
 ->CAN-2005-2871, CAN-2005-0399, CAN-2005-0401, CAN-2005-0989,
CAN-2004-1316

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, B.11.23 running Mozilla versions
prior to 1.7.8.00.

BACKGROUND:

     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.11.00
     HP-UX B.11.11
     HP-UX B.11.22
     HP-UX B.11.23
     =============
     Mozilla.MOZ-COM
    ->action: install revision 1.7.8.00 or subsequent,
      work around CAN-2005-2781

     END AFFECTED VERSIONS

 Revision 0 of this bulletin listed the following potential
 vulnerabilities and recommended
 Mozilla for HP-UX revision 1.7.3.02 :

 CAN-2005-0401 MFSA 2005-32 Drag and drop loading of privileged
                            XUL
 CAN-2005-0399 MFSA 2005-30 GIF heap overflow parsing Netscape
                            extension 2
 CAN-2005-0989 MFSA 2005-33 Javascript "lambda" replace exposes
                            memory contents
 CAN-2004-1316 MFSA 2005-06 Heap overrun handling malicious news:
                            URL

 Mozilla for HP-UX revision 1.7.8.00 is now available, addressing
 the following:

First Resolved in Mozilla 1.7.8
MFSA 2005-44 Privilege escalation via non-DOM property overrides
MFSA 2005-43 "Wrapped" javascript: urls bypass security checks
MFSA 2005-42 Code execution via javascript: IconURL

First Resolved in Mozilla 1.7.7
MFSA 2005-33 Javascript "lambda" replace exposes memory contents
MFSA 2005-35 Showing blocked javascript: popup uses wrong
             privilege context
MFSA 2005-36 Cross-site scripting through global scope pollution
MFSA 2005-37 Code execution through javascript: favicons
MFSA 2005-38 Search plugin cross-site scripting
MFSA 2005-40 Missing Install object instance checks
MFSA 2005-41 Privilege escalation via DOM property overrides

First Resolved in Mozilla 1.7.6
MFSA 2005-32 Drag and drop loading of privileged XUL
MFSA 2005-30 GIF heap overflow parsing Netscape extension 2
MFSA 2005-29 Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) homograph
             spoofing
MFSA 2005-28 Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase
             user's files
MFSA 2005-27 Plugins can be used to load privileged content
MFSA 2005-26 Cross-site scripting by dropping javascript: link on
             tab
MFSA 2005-25 Image drag and drop executable spoofing
MFSA 2005-24 HTTP auth prompt tab spoofing
MFSA 2005-23 Download dialog source spoofing
MFSA 2005-21 Overwrite arbitrary files downloading .lnk twice
MFSA 2005-20 XSLT can include stylesheets from arbitrary hosts
MFSA 2005-18 Memory overwrite in string library
MFSA 2005-17 Install source spoofing with user:pass@host
MFSA 2005-16 Spoofing download and security dialogs with
             overlapping windows
MFSA 2005-15 Heap overflow possible in UTF8 to Unicode conversion
MFSA 2005-14 SSL "secure site" indicator spoofing
MFSA 2005-13 Window Injection Spoofing

First Resolved in Mozilla 1.7.5
MFSA 2005-22 Download dialog spoofing using Content-Disposition
             header
MFSA 2005-11 Mail client responds to cookie requests
MFSA 2005-09 Browser responds to proxy auth request from non-proxy
             ssl server
MFSA 2005-08 Synthetic middle-click event can steal clipboard
                contents
MFSA 2005-06 Heap overrun handling malicious news: URL
MFSA 2005-05 Input stealing from other tabs
MFSA 2005-04 Secure site lock can be spoofed using view-source:
MFSA 2005-03 Secure site lock can be spoofed by a binary download
MFSA 2005-02 Opened attachments are temporarily saved
             world-readable
MFSA 2005-01 Link opened in new tab can load local file

More information about these potential vulnerabilities
can be found here:

<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/
known-vulnerabilities.html#Mozilla>

RESOLUTION:

HP has made the following available to resolve the issue.
These updates are available on http://www.hp.com/go/mozilla :

 Mozilla 1.7.8.00 for HP PA-RISC 11.0, 11i v1 (11.11) and
 11i v2 (11.23)
 Mozilla 1.7.8.00 for HP Integrity 11.22 (11i v1.6) and
 HP-UX 11.23 (11i v2)

 ->A link to a work around for CAN-2005-2871 can be found here:
 -> < http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/mozilla/index.html>.

 ->CAN-2005-2871 is also known as:
 ->MFSA 2005-57 IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install Mozilla for HP-UX version 1.7.8.00 or subsequent.
 ->Then apply the workaround for:
 -> CAN-2005-2781 MFSA 2005-57
 -> IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens
 ->The instructions for working around the vulnerability are here:
 -> <http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/mozilla/index.html>.

BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0: 19 April 2005
  Initial release

Revision 1: 8 August 2005
  Mozilla for HP-UX version 1.7.8.00 is available.

Revision 2: 3 October 2005
  Added CAN-2005-2871.

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HP-UX system.

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