Fedora Core 3 : mozilla-1.7.10-1.3.1 (2005-616)

high Nessus Plugin ID 19273


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

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled synthetic events. It is possible that Web content could generate events such as keystrokes or mouse clicks that could be used to steal data or execute malicious JavaScript code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2260 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla executed JavaScript in XBL controls. It is possible for a malicious web page to leverage this vulnerability to execute other JavaScript based attacks even when JavaScript is disabled. (CVE-2005-2261)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla installed its extensions. If a user can be tricked into visiting a malicious web page, it may be possible to obtain sensitive information such as cookies or passwords.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled certain JavaScript functions. It is possible for a malicious web page to crash the browser by executing malformed JavaScript code. (CVE-2005-2265)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled multiple frame domains. It is possible for a frame as part of a malicious website to inject content into a frame that belongs to another domain. This issue was previously fixed as CVE-2004-0718 but was accidentally disabled.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled child frames. It is possible for a malicious framed page to steal sensitive information from its parent page. (CVE-2005-2266)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla opened URLs from media players. If a media player opens a URL which is JavaScript, the JavaScript executes with access to the currently open web page. (CVE-2005-2267)

A design flaw was found in the way Mozilla displayed alerts and prompts. Alerts and prompts were given the generic title [JavaScript Application] which prevented a user from knowing which site created them. (CVE-2005-2268)

A bug was found in the way Mozilla handled DOM node names. It is possible for a malicious site to overwrite a DOM node name, allowing certain privileged chrome actions to execute the malicious JavaScript.

A bug was found in the way Mozilla cloned base objects. It is possible for Web content to traverse the prototype chain to gain access to privileged chrome objects. (CVE-2005-2270)

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Mozilla version 1.7.10 and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19273

File Name: fedora_2005-616.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/22/2005

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-chat, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-mail, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nss-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2260

FEDORA: 2005-616