RHEL 2.1 / 3 : Mozilla (RHSA-2005:384)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18162


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated Mozilla packages that fix various security bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having Important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

Several bugs were found with the way Mozilla displays the secure site icon. It is possible that a malicious website could display the secure site icon along with incorrect certificate information. (CVE-2005-0143 CVE-2005-0593)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles synthetic middle click events. It is possible for a malicious web page to steal the contents of a victims clipboard. (CVE-2005-0146)

Several bugs were found with the way Mozilla handles temporary files.
A local user could view sensitive temporary information or delete arbitrary files. (CVE-2005-0142 CVE-2005-0578)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles pop-up windows. It is possible for a malicious website to control the content in an unrelated site's pop-up window. (CVE-2004-1156)

A flaw was found in the way Mozilla displays international domain names. It is possible for an attacker to display a valid URL, tricking the user into thinking they are viewing a legitimate webpage when they are not. (CVE-2005-0233)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla processes XUL content. If a malicious web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is possible to load malicious XUL content. (CVE-2005-0401)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles xsl:include and xsl:import directives. It is possible for a malicious website to import XSLT stylesheets from a domain behind a firewall, leaking information to an attacker. (CVE-2005-0588)

Several bugs were found in the way Mozilla displays alert dialogs. It is possible for a malicious webserver or website to trick a user into thinking the dialog window is being generated from a trusted site.
(CVE-2005-0586 CVE-2005-0591 CVE-2005-0585 CVE-2005-0590 CVE-2005-0584)

A bug was found in the Mozilla JavaScript security manager. If a user drags a malicious link to a tab, the JavaScript security manager is bypassed, which could result in remote code execution or information disclosure. (CVE-2005-0231)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla allows plug-ins to load privileged content into a frame. It is possible that a malicious webpage could trick a user into clicking in certain places to modify configuration settings or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2005-0232 and CVE-2005-0527)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handles anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. It is possible for a malicious web page to capture a random block of browser memory. (CVE-2005-0989)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla displays pop-up windows. If a user choses to open a pop-up window whose URL is malicious JavaScript, the script will be executed with elevated privileges. (CVE-2005-1153)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla installed search plugins. If a user chooses to install a search plugin from a malicious site, the new plugin could silently overwrite an existing plugin. This could allow the malicious plugin to execute arbitrary code and stealm sensitive information. (CVE-2005-1156 CVE-2005-1157)

Several bugs were found in the Mozilla JavaScript engine. A malicious web page could leverage these issues to execute JavaScript with elevated privileges or steal sensitive information. (CVE-2005-1154 CVE-2005-1155 CVE-2005-1159 CVE-2005-1160)

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Mozilla version 1.7.7 to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18162

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-384.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/04/29

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:galeon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-chat, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-mail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nss-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1156, CVE-2005-0142, CVE-2005-0143, CVE-2005-0146, CVE-2005-0231, CVE-2005-0232, CVE-2005-0233, CVE-2005-0401, CVE-2005-0527, CVE-2005-0578, CVE-2005-0584, CVE-2005-0585, CVE-2005-0586, CVE-2005-0588, CVE-2005-0590, CVE-2005-0591, CVE-2005-0593, CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1153, CVE-2005-1154, CVE-2005-1155, CVE-2005-1156, CVE-2005-1157, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160

OSVDB: 11118, 12740, 12868, 13335, 13337, 13578, 13611, 13612, 14187, 14188, 14189, 14191, 14193, 14194, 14196, 14197, 14198, 15010, 15241, 15682, 15684, 15685, 15686, 15687, 15689, 15690, 59843

RHSA: 2005:384