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VPR Score: 8.5
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.