Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla (MDKSA-2005:170)
High Nessus Plugin ID 19923
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.