Fedora Core 3 : firefox-1.0.2-1.3.1 (2005-246)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 19632
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Firefox processes GIF images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes XUL content. If a malicious web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is possible to load malicious XUL content. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0401 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox bookmarks content to the sidebar.
If a user can be tricked into bookmarking a malicious web page into the sidebar panel, that page could execute arbitrary programs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0402 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Firefox version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Additionally, there was a bug found in the way Firefox rendered some fonts, notably the Tahoma font while italicized. This issue has been filed as Bug 150041 (bugzilla.redhat.com). This updated package contains a fix for this issue.

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.

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?78830c62

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19632

File Name: fedora_2005-246.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2005

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0399

FEDORA: 2005-246