Mozilla has partially patched this vulnerability on the server side. Random numbers and letters have been added to the InstallTrigger.install function to prevent specific exploits from running successfully.
For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of mozilla or firefox (1.0.4 or 1.7.8 later), as listed in GLSA 200505-11. See References.
For Red Hat Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to RHSA-2005:435-14 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For Red Hat Linux (Firefox):
Refer to RHSA-2005:434-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
- CIAC INFORMATION BULLETIN P-206: Mozilla & Firefox Security Update.
- Mozilla.org Web site: Bugzilla Bug 293302 - Firefox 1.0.3 Critical Vulnerability.
- BID-13544: Mozilla Firefox Install Method Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
- BID-15495: SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack 4 Released - Multiple Vulnerabilities Fixed
- GLSA-200505-11: Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Remote compromise
- RHSA-2005-434: firefox security update
- RHSA-2005-435: mozilla security update
- SA15292: Mozilla Firefox Two Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1013913: Firefox onload() History Access Bug and Install Function Scripting Execution Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- VUPEN/ADV-2005-0493: Mozilla Firefox Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- Gentoo Linux
- Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
- RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
May 08, 2005
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