GLSA-200701-02 : Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-02
(Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

An anonymous researcher found evidence of memory corruption in the way
Mozilla Firefox handles certain types of SVG comment DOM nodes.
Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in
the conversion of a CSS cursor. Other issues with memory corruption
were also fixed. Mozilla Firefox also contains less severe
vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page
that will trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the
execution of arbitrary code. It is also possible for an attacker to
perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of
sensitive information, like user credentials.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-02.xml

Solution :

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.9'
All Mozilla Firefox binary release users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.9'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23991 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6499
CVE-2006-6500
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504
CVE-2006-6506
CVE-2006-6507