Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : mozilla, mozilla-thunderbird, mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities (USN-181-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Tom Ferris discovered a buffer overflow in the Mozilla products
(Mozilla browser, Firefox, Thunderbird). By tricking an user to click
on a Hyperlink with a specially crafted destination URL, a remote
attacker could crash the application. It might even be possible to
exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code, but this has not
yet been confirmed.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20592 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2871