RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2005:768)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international
domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file,
which when viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871
to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that
contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2871.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-768.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

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: 19676 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2871