Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201516 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1001133.1.
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox and Thunderbird for Solaris 10 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code and Access to Unauthorized Data
Multiple security vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Thunderbird applications shipped with Solaris 10 may allow local and remote unprivileged users to inject arbitrary URLs into affected web pages, execute arbitrary code on a remote machine, gain access to unauthorized data or cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
The following Mozilla advisories describe the vulnerabilities:
CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-199A at http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-199A.html
US-CERT VU#143297 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/143297
US-CERT VU#783400 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/783400
US-CERT VU#403150 at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/4031502. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following releases:
Note: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 do not ship Firefox and Thunderbird and therefore are not affected by these issues.3. Symptoms
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.4. Workaround
B) The workaround for MFSA-2007-26 would depend on the "add-on" in question. The workaround for Web Developer Toolbar add-on is to use it in its default configuration. Other affected add-ons might not have a workaround other than to upgrade to a fixed version of Firefox.
C) To work around the issues described in MFSA-2007-27, force mail-related links to prompt in Firefox before launching external programs by doing the following:
These issues are addressed in the following releases:
Note 1: The resolution for bug 6582544 is contained in revision -01 of the above patches (and as a result the above quoted -02 revisions contain the resolutions for both issues).
Note 2: Thunderbird patches 125541-01 (SPARC) and 125542-01 (x86) contain the resolution for bug 6582544. A fix for bug 6619093 for Thunderbird is available in patches 125541-02 (SPARC) and 125542-02 (x86) and is described for Thunderbird in Sun Alert 231441.
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