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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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
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.
There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.
See also :
All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-220.127.116.11'
All Mozilla Firefox binary release users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-18.104.22.168'
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-2006-6497CVE-2006-6498CVE-2006-6499CVE-2006-6500CVE-2006-6501CVE-2006-6502CVE-2006-6503CVE-2006-6504CVE-2006-6506CVE-2006-6507
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