Fedora Core 3 : firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc3 (2005-872)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now available
for Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international
domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file,
which when viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871
to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that
contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

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?0d2a49f4

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo 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: 19734 (fedora_2005-872.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2871

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