MDKSA-2005:169 : mozilla-firefox
High Nessus Plugin ID 20425
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox that have been corrected in version 1.0.7:
A bug in the way Firefox 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 Firefox 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 Firefox 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 Firefox 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).
A bug in the way Firefox proceesed URLs on the command line could be used to execute arbitary commands as the user running Firefox; this could be abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an instant messaging client (CVE-2005-2968).
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 package(s).