Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla (MDKSA-2005:170)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla that have
been corrected in version 1.7.12 :

A bug in the way Mozilla processes XBM images could be used to execute
arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file (CVE-2005-2701).

A bug in the way Mozilla handles certain Unicode sequences could be
used to execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted Unicode
sequence (CVE-2005-2702).

A bug in the way Mozilla makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by a
malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the
victim's machine; however, the default behaviour of the browser is to
disallow this (CVE-2005-2703).

A bug in the way Mozilla implemented its XBL interface could be abused
by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way as to
allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions
(CVE-2005-2704).

An integer overflow in Mozilla's JavaScript engine could be
manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705).

A bug in the way Mozilla displays about: pages could be used to
execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706).

A bug in the way Mozilla opens new windows could be used by a
malicious web page to construct a new window without any user
interface elements (such as address bar and status bar) that could be
used to potentially mislead the user (CVE-2005-2707).

Tom Ferris reported that Firefox would crash when processing a domain
name consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap
overflow when IDN processing results in an empty string after removing
non- wrapping chracters, such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited
to run or or install malware on the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues and all
users are urged to upgrade immediately.

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-57.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-58.html

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19923 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-170.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2701
CVE-2005-2702
CVE-2005-2703
CVE-2005-2704
CVE-2005-2705
CVE-2005-2706
CVE-2005-2707
CVE-2005-2871

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