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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The latest security updates of Mozilla Firefox introduced a regression
that led to a disfunctional attachment panel which warrants a
correction to fix this issue. For reference please find below the
original advisory text:
Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and
derived products like Mozilla Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-50]
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-50]
arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-51]
Remote Proxy AutoConfig (PAC) servers could execute code with elevated
rights via a specially crafted PAC script. [MFSA-2006-52]
Scripts with the UniversalBrowserRead privilege could gain
UniversalXPConnect rights and possibly execute code or obtain
sensitive data. [MFSA-2006-53]
Multiple vulnerabilities permit remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-firefox package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1161
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 19181
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi
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