MDKSA-2005:169 : mozilla-firefox

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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
(CVE-2005-2701).

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
as to allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions
(CVE-2005-2704).

An integer overflow in Firefox'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 Firefox displays about: pages could be used to
execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706).

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
(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.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:169

Solution :

Update the affected package(s).

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: 20425 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-169.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
CVE-2005-2968

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