RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mozilla (RHSA-2005:587)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19285


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


Updated mozilla packages that fix various security issues 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.

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 webpage 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 webpage, 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 webpage 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 webpage. (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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19285

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-587.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/22

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:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:devhelp-devel, 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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/11

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox compareTo() Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2005-1937, CVE-2005-2114, CVE-2005-2260, CVE-2005-2261, CVE-2005-2263, CVE-2005-2265, CVE-2005-2266, CVE-2005-2267, CVE-2005-2268, CVE-2005-2269, CVE-2005-2270

OSVDB: 17397, 17913, 17942, 17964, 17966, 17968, 17969, 17970, 17971, 59834, 77534, 79188, 79395

RHSA: 2005:587