Fedora Core 4 : mozilla-1.7.12-1.5.2 (2006-075)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20847


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

Igor Bukanov discovered a bug in the way Mozilla's JavaScript interpreter dereferences objects. If a user visits a malicious web page, Mozilla could crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Mozilla. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0292 to this issue.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered a bug in Mozilla's XULDocument.persist() function. A malicious web page could inject arbitrary RDF data into a user's localstore.rdf file, which can cause Mozilla to execute arbitrary JavaScript when a user runs Mozilla. (CVE-2006-0296)

A denial of service bug was found in the way Mozilla saves history information. If a user visits a web page with a very long title, it is possible Mozilla will crash or take a very long time to start the next time it is run. (CVE-2005-4134)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20847

File Name: fedora_2006-075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/05

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-chat, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-mail, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mozilla-nss-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4134, CVE-2006-0292, CVE-2006-0296

FEDORA: 2006-075