The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-26
(Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities)
Mozilla-based products are vulnerable to multiple security issues.
Firstly routines handling the display of BMP images and VCards contain
an integer overflow and a stack buffer overrun. Specific pages with
long links, when sent using the 'Send Page' function, and links with
non-ASCII hostnames could both cause heap buffer overruns.
untrusted script code could read and write to the clipboard, signed
scripts could build confusing grant privileges dialog boxes, and when
information and rights of the target frame or window. Finally,
Mozilla-based mail clients (Mozilla and Mozilla Thunderbird) are
vulnerable to a heap overflow caused by invalid POP3 mail server
An attacker might be able to run arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running the software by enticing the user to perform one of the
following actions: view a specially crafted BMP image or VCard, use the
'Send Page' function on a malicious page, follow links with malicious
or connect to an untrusted POP3 mail server. An attacker could also use
abuse previously-given privileges to request XPI installation
privileges through a confusing dialog.
There is no known workaround covering all vulnerabilities.
See also :
All users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv your-version
# emerge your-version
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0