High Nessus Plugin ID 18463
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:030 (MozillaFirefox).
This update upgrades Mozilla Firefox to version 1.0.4, fixing the following security problems:
A problem in the install confirmation dialog together with a bad fix for MFSA 2005-41 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the help of a cross site scripting problem on the Mozilla website.
The Mozilla website has been fixed so this is no real problem anymore.
A variant of MFSA 2005-41 overrides properties on a non-DOM node and then substitutes that object for one chrome script will access. Most examples involved the attacker synthesizing an event targeted at a non-DOM node, and overriding standard DOM node properties such as type with references to eval() calls or Script() objects.
The MFSA-2005-43 and MFSA-2005-44 flaws also affect the Mozilla Suite browsers. We are working on updates for those.
Updated packages were already released on May 20th. We wanted to postpone the advisory until we have fixed packages for the Mozilla Suite, but these will take some more time.