FreeBSD : mozilla -- javascript 'lambda' replace exposes memory contents (45b75152-ae5f-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 :

A bug in JavaScript's regular expression string replacement when using
an anonymous function as the replacement argument allows a malicious
script to capture blocks of memory allocated to the browser. A web
site could capture data and transmit it to a server without user
interaction or knowledge.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-33.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=288688
http://www.nessus.org/u?6049b407

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18922 (freebsd_pkg_45b75152ae5f11d9a7880001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0989

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