Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : firefox (MDVSA-2009:198)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security issues were identified and fixed in firefox 3.0.x :

Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that an
attacker could call on an invalid URL which looks
similar to a legitimate URL and then use document.write() to place
content within the new document, appearing to have come from the
spoofed location (CVE-2009-2654).

Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow vulnerability in the code
that handles regular expressions in certificate names. This
vulnerability could be used to compromise the browser and run
arbitrary code by presenting a specially crafted certificate to the
client (CVE-2009-2404).

IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported a mismatch in the
treatment of domain names in SSL certificates between SSL clients and
the Certificate Authorities (CA) which issue server certificates.
These certificates could be used to intercept and potentially alter
encrypted communication between the client and a server such as
sensitive bank account transactions (CVE-2009-2408).

This update provides the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x to correct these

Additionally, some packages which require so, have been rebuilt and
are being provided as updates.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40523 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-198.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35803

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2404

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