GLSA-200701-02 : Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 23991

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-02 (Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

An anonymous researcher found evidence of memory corruption in the way Mozilla Firefox handles certain types of SVG comment DOM nodes.
Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the conversion of a CSS cursor. Other issues with memory corruption were also fixed. Mozilla Firefox also contains less severe vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page that will trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. It is also possible for an attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information, like user credentials.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

Solution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.9' All Mozilla Firefox binary release users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.9'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200701-02

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23991

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-02.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/08

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6506, CVE-2006-6507

BID: 21668

GLSA: 200701-02

CWE: 94