firefox security update (RHSA-2009-0256)

Original Release Date: February 4, 2009
Last Revised: February 4, 2009
Number: ASA-2009-040
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353 and CVE-2009-0356 to these issues.

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially-crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-0354 and CVE-2009-0355 to these issues.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0357 to this issue.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated certain HTTP page caching directives. A local attacker could steal the contents of sensitive pages which the page author did not intend to be cached. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0358 to this issue.

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.6.

More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:

2. Avaya System Products with firefox installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Intuity AUDIX LX All Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Messaging Storage Server All Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Message Networking All Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Recommended Actions:
For all vulnerable system products, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.

Product: Actions:
CVLAN Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.
Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS) Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.
Voice Portal Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.
AES 4.x Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.

Recommended Actions:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.

4. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

5. Disclaimer:

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - February 4, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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