FreeBSD : firefox -- denial of service vulnerability (e2476979-da74-11da-a67b-0013d4a4a40e)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports for deleted object
reference when designMode='on'

Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott each described crashes that were
discovered to ultimately stem from the same root cause : attempting to
use a deleted controller context when designMode was turned on. This
generally results in crashing the browser, but in theory references to
deleted objects can be abused to run malicious code.

'splices' reported the same crash at the fan site MozillaZine and on
Bugtraq, incorrectly describing it as a buffer overflow.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21523 (freebsd_pkg_e2476979da7411daa67b0013d4a4a40e.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1993

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