GLSA-200605-06 : Mozilla Firefox: Potential remote code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-06
(Mozilla Firefox: Potential remote code execution)

Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott discovered a vulnerability when
rendering malformed JavaScript content. The Mozilla Firefox 1.0 line is
not affected.

Impact :

If JavaScript is enabled, by tricking a user into visiting a
malicious web page which would send a specially crafted HTML script
that contains references to deleted objects with the 'designMode'
property enabled, an attacker can crash the web browser and in theory
manage to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the browser.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-'
All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 binary users should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21348 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1993

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