Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-firefox (MDKSA-2005:173)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20427


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


New updates are available for Mozilla Firefox :

A regression in the LE2005 Firefox package caused problems with cursor movement that has been fixed.

The script, with debugging enabled, would allow local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files (CVE-2005-2353).

nsScriptSecurityManager::GetBaseURIScheme didn't handle jar:view-source:... correctly because the jar: and view-source: cases didn't use recursion as they were supposed to. This was corrected in Firefox 1.0.4 and only affects the LE2005 package.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20427

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-173.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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-firefox, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-firefox-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2353

MDKSA: 2005:173