Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : firefox (MDVSA-2010:147)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 48311
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity issues were identified and fixed in firefox :
layout/generic/nsObjectFrame.cpp in Mozilla Firefox 3.6.7 does not properly free memory in the parameter array of a plugin instance, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document, related to the DATA and SRC attributes of an OBJECT element.
NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-1214 (CVE-2010-2755).
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Additionally, some packages which require so, have been rebuilt and are being provided as updates. The python packages contained a small dependency problem on 2008.0/2009.0/MES5 that is addressed as well with this advisory.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.