Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla (MDKSA-2005:170)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19923


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla that have been corrected in version 1.7.12 :

A bug in the way Mozilla processes XBM images could be used to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file (CVE-2005-2701).

A bug in the way Mozilla handles certain Unicode sequences could be used to execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted Unicode sequence (CVE-2005-2702).

A bug in the way Mozilla makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by a malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the victim's machine; however, the default behaviour of the browser is to disallow this (CVE-2005-2703).

A bug in the way Mozilla implemented its XBL interface could be abused by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way as to allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions (CVE-2005-2704).

An integer overflow in Mozilla's JavaScript engine could be manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705).

A bug in the way Mozilla displays about: pages could be used to execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706).

A bug in the way Mozilla opens new windows could be used by a malicious web page to construct a new window without any user interface elements (such as address bar and status bar) that could be used to potentially mislead the user (CVE-2005-2707).

Tom Ferris reported that Firefox would crash when processing a domain name consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap overflow when IDN processing results in an empty string after removing non- wrapping chracters, such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited to run or or install malware on the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues and all users are urged to upgrade immediately.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19923

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-170.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnspr4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnss3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-enigmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-enigmime, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-irc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-mail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-spellchecker, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/26

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

MDKSA: 2005:170

CWE: 94