FreeBSD : mozilla -- code execution through javascript: favicons (1989b511-ae62-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

Firefox and the Mozilla Suite support custom 'favicons' through the
<LINK rel='icon'> tag. If a link tag is added to the page
programmatically and a javascript: url is used, then script will run
with elevated privileges and could run or install malicious software.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-37.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?946ac167

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18854 (freebsd_pkg_1989b511ae6211d9a7880001020eed82.nasl)

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