Fedora Core 4 : firefox-1.0.6-1.2.fc4 (2005-871)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19733


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now available for Fedora Core 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19733

File Name: fedora_2005-871.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/09/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2871

FEDORA: 2005-871