GLSA-200701-02 : Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

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 :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID: 21668

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497