RHEL 2.1 : mozilla (RHSA-2003:163)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated Mozilla packages that fix various bugs and security issues in
previous versions of Mozilla are now available.

Mozilla is an open source Web browser.

A heap-based buffer overflow in Netscape and Mozilla allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a jar: URL that references a
malformed .jar file, which overflows a buffer during decompression.

These errata packages upgrade Mozilla to version 1.0.2, which is not
vulnerable to this issue. Mozilla 1.0.2 also contains a number of
other stability and security updates.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-1308.html
http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.0.2/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-163.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12394 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1308