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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200609-19 ] Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200609-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 28, 2006
Bug(s): #147652
ID: 200609-19

Synopsis

The Mozilla Foundation has reported numerous vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox, including one that may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Mozilla Firefox is a redesign of the Mozilla Navigator component. The goal is to produce a cross-platform, stand-alone browser application.

Affected Packages

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0.7
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A number of vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla Firefox. For details please consult the references below.

Impact

The most severe vulnerability involves enticing a user to visit a malicious website, crashing the browser and executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround 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-1.5.0.7"
Users of the binary package should upgrade as well:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.7"


References

CVE-2006-4253
CVE-2006-4340
CVE-2006-4565
CVE-2006-4566
CVE-2006-4567
CVE-2006-4568
CVE-2006-4569
CVE-2006-4571


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