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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Galeon, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-22
(Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Galeon, Epiphany: New releases fix vulnerabilities)
Mozilla, Galeon, Epiphany, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird contain
the following vulnerabilities:
All Mozilla tools use libpng for graphics. This library contains a
buffer overflow which may lead to arbitrary code execution.
If a user imports a forged Certificate Authority (CA) certificate, it
may overwrite and corrupt the valid CA already installed on the
Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, and other gecko-based browsers also contain a bug
in their caching which may permit the SSL icon to remain visible, even when
the site in question is an insecure site.
Users of Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, and other gecko-based browsers are
susceptible to SSL certificate spoofing, a Denial of Service against
legitimate SSL sites, crashes, and arbitrary code execution. Users of
Mozilla Thunderbird are susceptible to crashes and arbitrary code execution
via malicious e-mails.
There is no known workaround for most of these vulnerabilities. All users
are advised to upgrade to the latest available version.
All users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv your-version
# emerge your-version
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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