GLSA-200409-26 : Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14781


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-26 (Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities)

Mozilla-based products are vulnerable to multiple security issues.
Firstly, routines handling the display of BMP images and VCards contain an integer overflow and a stack buffer overrun. Specific pages with long links, when sent using the 'Send Page' function, and links with non-ASCII hostnames could both cause heap buffer overruns.
Several issues were found and fixed in JavaScript rights handling:
untrusted script code could read and write to the clipboard, signed scripts could build confusing grant privileges dialog boxes, and when dragged onto trusted frames or windows, JavaScript links could access information and rights of the target frame or window. Finally, Mozilla-based mail clients (Mozilla and Mozilla Thunderbird) are vulnerable to a heap overflow caused by invalid POP3 mail server responses.
Impact :

An attacker might be able to run arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the software by enticing the user to perform one of the following actions: view a specially crafted BMP image or VCard, use the 'Send Page' function on a malicious page, follow links with malicious hostnames, drag multiple JavaScript links in a row to another window, or connect to an untrusted POP3 mail server. An attacker could also use a malicious page with JavaScript to disclose clipboard contents or abuse previously-given privileges to request XPI installation privileges through a confusing dialog.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround covering all vulnerabilities.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14781

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/21

Modified: 2016/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


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: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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0902, CVE-2004-0903, CVE-2004-0904, CVE-2004-0905, CVE-2004-0906, CVE-2004-0907, CVE-2004-0908, CVE-2004-0909

OSVDB: 9961, 9965, 9966, 9967, 9968, 9969, 9970, 9971, 10045, 10046

GLSA: 200409-26