This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
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
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
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19923 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-170.nasl)
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