GLSA-200509-11 : Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 19810

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-11 (Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The Mozilla Suite and Firefox are both vulnerable to the following issues:
Tom Ferris reported a heap overflow in IDN-enabled browsers with malicious Host: headers (CAN-2005-2871).
'jackerror' discovered a heap overrun in XBM image processing (CAN-2005-2701).
Mats Palmgren reported a potentially exploitable stack corruption using specific Unicode sequences (CAN-2005-2702).
Georgi Guninski discovered an integer overflow in the JavaScript engine (CAN-2005-2705) Other issues ranging from DOM object spoofing to request header spoofing were also found and fixed in the latest versions (CAN-2005-2703, CAN-2005-2704, CAN-2005-2706, CAN-2005-2707).
The Gecko engine in itself is also affected by some of these issues and has been updated as well.
Impact :

A remote attacker could setup a malicious site and entice a victim to visit it, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution with the victim's privileges or facilitated spoofing of known websites.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround for all the issues.

Solution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-r2' All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-1.7.12-r2' All Mozilla Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.7' All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.12' All Gecko library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/gecko-sdk-1.7.12'

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200509-11

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19810

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200509-11.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gecko-sdk, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-bin, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2701, CVE-2005-2702, CVE-2005-2703, CVE-2005-2704, CVE-2005-2705, CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707, CVE-2005-2871

GLSA: 200509-11

CWE: 94