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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-14
(Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)
The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla
"moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered that
Firefox was improperly cloning base objects (MFSA 2005-56).
Michael Krax reported that Firefox was not correctly handling
"Set as wallpaper" function in versions 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 could be abused
reported ways to trick Firefox into accepting events generated by web
content (MFSA 2005-45).
Kohei Yoshino discovered a new way to
inject script from the sidebar panel using data: (MFSA 2005-49).
"moz_bug_r_a4" reported that Firefox failed to validate XHTML DOM
nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55), and that XBL scripts ran even when
"shutdown" discovered a
possibly exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo (MFSA
Finally, Secunia discovered that a child frame can
call top.focus() even if the framing page comes from a different origin
and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA 2005-52), and that the
frame injection spoofing bug fixed in 1.0.2 was mistakenly reintroduced
in 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 (MFSA 2005-51).
A remote attacker could craft malicious web pages that would
leverage these issues to inject and execute arbitrary script code with
elevated rights, steal cookies or other information from web pages,
or spoof content.
There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.
All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0.5"
All Mozilla Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.5"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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