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[security bulletin] SSRT051041 rev.1 - HP-UX Mozilla Remote Unauthorized Execution of Privileged Code or Denial of Service (DoS)
Oct 13 2005 07:23PM
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01231 REVISION: 1
SSRT051041 rev.1 - HP-UX Mozilla Remote Unauthorized Execution of
Privileged Code or Denial of Service (DoS)
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
12 October 2005
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Remote execution of privileged code or Denial of Service (DoS)
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX
running Mozilla, where the vulnerability could be exploited to
allow a remote, unauthorized user to execute privileged code or to
create a Denial of Service (DoS).
CAN-2005-2871, MSFA 2005-57
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, B.11.23 running Mozilla 1.7.11
A potential vulnerability has been identified in the Mozilla
International Domain Name (IDN) support:
CAN-2005-2871 MFSA 2005-57
IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens
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.
action: disable IDN support in Mozilla.
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
The vulnerability can be worked around by disabling IDN support.
Work around instructions are available here:
->Note: A preliminary version of Mozilla 1.7.12 is available for
-> HP-UX B.11.00, B.11.11, B.11.22, and B.11.23
-> from the url below. This preliminary version has
-> received minimal testing and is localized for English only.
-> Mozilla 1.7.12 resolves MFSA 2005-57 and other
->The md5 sums are:
This bulletin will be revised when additional resolution
information is available.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - NonUpdate
Disable Mozilla IDN support as described here:
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0: 3 October 2005
Revision 1: 12 October 2005
Preliminary Mozilla 1.7.12 available.
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