MDKSA-2005:169 : mozilla-firefox

high Nessus Plugin ID 20425
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Synopsis

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

Description

A 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 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 Firefox'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 Firefox displays about: pages could be used to execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706).

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.

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:169

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20425

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-169.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 9/7/2012

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:mandriva:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2005

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, CVE-2005-2968

CWE: 94