Fedora Core 3 : mozilla-1.7.10-1.3.2 (2005-874)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19736


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


An updated mozilla package that fixes a security bug is now available for Fedora Core 3.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Fedora 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 processes certain international domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim would cause Mozilla 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 Mozilla 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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19736

File Name: fedora_2005-874.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: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: 2005/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2871

FEDORA: 2005-874