RHEL 4 : mozilla (RHSA-2005:277)

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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.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A bug was found in the Mozilla string handling functions. If a
malicious website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes
possible to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0255
to this issue.

Please note that other security issues have been found that affect
Mozilla. These other issues have a lower severity, and are therefore
planned to be released as additional security updates in the future.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0255.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-18.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-277.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: 17270 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0255