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UNIRAS Brief - 795/06 - Hewlett Packard Security Bulletin: HPSBUX02153 SSRT061181 rev.2 - HP-UX Running Firefox, Remote




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       UNIRAS (UK Government CERT) Briefing - 795/06 Dated 01.12.06 Time 13:55  

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Hewlett Packard Security Bulletin: HPSBUX02153 SSRT061181 rev.2 - HP-UX Running Firefox, Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of
Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS)

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Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in Firefox running on HP-UX. These vulnerabilities could be exploited
remotely resulting in unauthorized access, elevation of privileges, or Denial of Service (DoS).


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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c00771742
Version: 2

HPSBUX02153 SSRT061181 rev.2 - HP-UX Running Firefox, Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service
(DoS)

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

Release Date: 2006-09-20
Last Updated: 2006-11-29

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access or elevation of privileges or Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in Firefox running on HP-UX. These vulnerabilities could be exploited
remotely resulting in unauthorized access, elevation of privileges, or Denial of Service (DoS).

References: ->Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory (MFSA) 2006-67, 2006-66, 2006-65, 2006-64, 2006-62, 2006-61, 2006-60, 2006-59,
2006-58, 2006-57, 2006-56, 2006-55, 2006-54, 2006-53, 2006-52, 2006-51, 2006-50, 2006-48, 2006-47, 2006-46, 2006-45, 2006-44,
2006-43, 2006-42, 2006-41, 2006-39, 2006-38, 2006-37, 2006-36, 2006-35, 2006-34, 2006-33, 2006-32, 2006-31, 2006-30, 2006-29,
2006-28, 2006-27, 2006-25, 2006-24, 2006-23, 2006-22, 2006-20.

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
 ->Firefox prior to version 1.5.0.8 running on HP-UX B.11.11 and B.11.23.

BACKGROUND

For further information please refer to:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html

AFFECTED VERSIONS

HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23
============
Firefox.FFOX-COM
 ->action: install preliminary version of Firefox 1.5.0.8 available from mozilla.org
 ->URL:
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5.0.8/contrib/

END AFFECTED VERSIONS

RESOLUTION

 ->Preliminary versions of Firefox 1.5.0.8 are available to resolve the issue. These preliminary versions have received minimal
testing and are localized for English only. The preliminary versions are available for download from the following url:
 ->
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5.0.8/contrib/

For HP-UX B.11.23 (IA):
 ->firefox_1.5.0.8_ia.depot.gz
 ->firefox_1.5.0.8_ia.depot.gz.readme

For HP-UX B.11.11 and B.11.23 (PA):
 ->firefox_1.5.0.8_pa.depot.gz
 ->firefox_1.5.0.8_pa.depot.gz.readme

This security bulletin will be revised when fully tested and localized versions of Firefox 1.5.0.8 or subsequent for HP-UX are
available.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
 ->install preliminary version of Firefox 1.5.0.8 available from mozilla.org

PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

HP-UX Security Patch Check: Security Patch Check revision B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a subset of
recommended actions that potentially affect a specific HP-UX system. For more information:
http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumbe
r=B6834AA

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 20 September 2006 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 29 November 2006 preliminary Firefox 1.5.0.8 available

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should
be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert@xxxxxx It is
strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit
information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as
follows:
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To review previously published Security Bulletins visit:
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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin
number in the title:

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and
enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use
or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."

(c)Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates,
subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products
referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company
names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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