GLSA-200408-22 : Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Galeon, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14578

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-22 (Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Galeon, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities)

Mozilla, Galeon, Epiphany, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird contain the following vulnerabilities:
All Mozilla tools use libpng for graphics. This library contains a buffer overflow which may lead to arbitrary code execution.
If a user imports a forged Certificate Authority (CA) certificate, it may overwrite and corrupt the valid CA already installed on the machine.
Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, and other gecko-based browsers also contain a bug in their caching which may allow the SSL icon to remain visible, even when the site in question is an insecure site.
Impact :

Users of Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, and other gecko-based browsers are susceptible to SSL certificate spoofing, a Denial of Service against legitimate SSL sites, crashes, and arbitrary code execution. Users of Mozilla Thunderbird are susceptible to crashes and arbitrary code execution via malicious e-mails.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround for most of these vulnerabilities. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version.

Solution

All users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv your-version # emerge your-version

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200408-22

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14578

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-22.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:epiphany, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:galeon, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-bin, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox-bin, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0598, CVE-2004-0599, CVE-2004-0758, CVE-2004-0763

GLSA: 200408-22