RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mozilla (RHSA-2006:0199)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20857


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated mozilla packages that fix several security bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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 the next time it is run. (CVE-2005-4134)

Note that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 packages also fix a bug when using XSLT to transform documents. Passing DOM Nodes as parameters to functions expecting an xsl:param could cause Mozilla to throw an exception.

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20857

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0199.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/05

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-chat, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-mail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mozilla-nss-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/07

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 21533, 22890, 22892, 79168, 79169

RHSA: 2006:0199