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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200701-02 ] Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200701-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 04, 2007
Bug(s): #156023
ID: 200701-02

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, some of which may allow the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Mozilla Firefox is a popular open-source web browser from the Mozilla Project.

Affected Packages

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0.9
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0.9
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

An anonymous researcher found evidence of memory corruption in the way Mozilla Firefox handles certain types of SVG comment DOM nodes. Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the conversion of a CSS cursor. Other issues with memory corruption were also fixed. Mozilla Firefox also contains less severe vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page that will trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. It is also possible for an attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information, like user credentials.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.9"
All Mozilla Firefox binary release users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.9"


References

CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6499
CVE-2006-6500
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504
CVE-2006-6506
CVE-2006-6507
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