RHEL 2.1 / 3 : mozilla (RHSA-2005:038)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated mozilla packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now
available.

Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup
client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

iSEC Security Research has discovered a buffer overflow bug in the way
Mozilla handles NNTP URLs. If a user visits a malicious web page or is
convinced to click on a malicious link, it may be possible for an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-1316 to this issue.

Users of Mozilla should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1316.html
http://www.isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0020-mozilla.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-038.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16160 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1316