Fedora Core 4 : mozilla-1.7.10-1.5.1 (2005-619)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup
client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled synthetic events. It is
possible that Web content could generate events such as keystrokes or
mouse clicks that could be used to steal data or execute malicious
JavaScript code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2260 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla executed JavaScript in XBL
controls. It is possible for a malicious web page to leverage this
vulnerability to execute other JavaScript based attacks even when
JavaScript is disabled. (CVE-2005-2261)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla installed its extensions. If a user
can be tricked into visiting a malicious web page, it may be possible
to obtain sensitive information such as cookies or passwords.
(CVE-2005-2263)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled certain JavaScript
functions. It is possible for a malicious web page to crash the
browser by executing malformed JavaScript code. (CVE-2005-2265)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled multiple frame domains. It
is possible for a frame as part of a malicious website to inject
content into a frame that belongs to another domain. This issue was
previously fixed as CVE-2004-0718 but was accidentally disabled.
(CVE-2005-1937)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled child frames. It is
possible for a malicious framed page to steal sensitive information
from its parent page. (CVE-2005-2266)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla opened URLs from media players. If
a media player opens a URL which is JavaScript, the JavaScript
executes with access to the currently open web page. (CVE-2005-2267)

A design flaw was found in the way Mozilla displayed alerts and
prompts. Alerts and prompts were given the generic title [JavaScript
Application] which prevented a user from knowing which site created
them. (CVE-2005-2268)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled DOM node names. It is
possible for a malicious site to overwrite a DOM node name, allowing
certain privileged chrome actions to execute the malicious JavaScript.
(CVE-2005-2269)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla cloned base objects. It is possible
for Web content to traverse the prototype chain to gain access to
privileged chrome objects. (CVE-2005-2270)

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain Mozilla version 1.7.10 and are not vulnerable to these
issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9d6cb9a6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19276 (fedora_2005-619.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2260

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