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The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related
A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox
that have been corrected in version 1.0.7:
A bug in the way Firefox processes XBM images could be used to
execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file
A bug in the way Firefox 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 Firefox 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 Firefox implemented its XBL interface could be
abused by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way
manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705).
A bug in the way Firefox displays about: pages could be used to
A bug in the way Firefox 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).
A bug in the way Firefox proceesed URLs on the command line could be
used to execute arbitary commands as the user running Firefox; this
could be abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an
instant messaging client (CVE-2005-2968).
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
The updated packages have been patched to address these issues and
all users are urged to upgrade immediately.
See also :
Update the affected package(s).
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20425 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-169.nasl)
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