GLSA-200703-05 : Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24772


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-05 (Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Several vulnerabilities ranging from code execution with elevated privileges to information leaks affect the Mozilla Suite.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted mail that could trigger some of the vulnerabilities, potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code, denials of service, information leaks, or cross-site scripting attacks leading to the robbery of cookies of authentication credentials.
Workaround :

Most of the issues, but not all of them, can be prevented by disabling the HTML rendering in the mail client and JavaScript on every application.


The Mozilla Suite is no longer supported and has been masked after some necessary changes on all the other ebuilds which used to depend on it.
Mozilla Suite users should unmerge www-client/mozilla or www-client/mozilla-bin, and switch to a supported product, like SeaMonkey, Thunderbird or Firefox.
# emerge --unmerge 'www-client/mozilla' # emerge --unmerge 'www-client/mozilla-bin'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24772

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/03

Reference Information

BID: 21240, 22396, 22566, 22694

GLSA: 200703-05