SSRT051040 rev.0 - HP-UX Mozilla Remote Unauthorized Execution of Privileged Code

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    SSRT051040 rev.0 - HP-UX Mozilla Remote Unauthorized Execution of
                       Privileged Code

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

    03 October 2005

    Remote unauthorized execution of privileged code

    Hewlett-Packard Company
    HP Software Security Response Team

    Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with
    Mozilla versions prior to running on HP-UX, where the
    vulnerabilities could be exploited to allow a remote, unauthorized
    user to execute privileged code.

    MSFA 2005-45, -46, -48, -50, -51, -52, -54, -55, -56

    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



         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
         action: install version or subsequent


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

    First Resolved in Mozilla 1.7.9/1.7.10
    MFSA 2005-56 Code execution through shared function objects
    MFSA 2005-55 XHTML node spoofing
    MFSA 2005-54 Javascript prompt origin spoofing
    MFSA 2005-52 Same origin violation: frame calling top.focus()
    MFSA 2005-51 The return of frame-injection spoofing
    MFSA 2005-50 Possibly exploitable crash in
    MFSA 2005-48 Same-origin violation with InstallTrigger callback
    MFSA 2005-46 XBL scripts ran even when Javascript disabled
    MFSA 2005-45 Content-generated event vulnerabilities

    Mozilla for HP-UX version also resolves the following,
    which were resolved in Mozilla for HP-UX version

    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
    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
    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
    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
    MFSA 2005-01 Link opened in new tab can load local file

    More information about these potential vulnerabilities
    can be found here:



    HP has made the following software updates available to resolve
    the issues:

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

    These software updates are available on:

    MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
    Install Mozilla for HP-UX version or subsequent.

    Revision 0: 3 October 2005
      Initial release

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    Yours truly,
    HP S/W Security Team
    WTEC Cupertino, California

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