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[GLSA-200509-11] Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-11
(Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)


The Mozilla Suite and Firefox are both vulnerable to the following
issues:
Tom Ferris reported a heap overflow in IDN-enabled browsers with
malicious Host: headers (CVE-2005-2871).
"jackerror" discovered a heap overrun in XBM image processing
(CVE-2005-2701).
Mats Palmgren reported a potentially exploitable stack corruption
using specific Unicode sequences (CVE-2005-2702).
Georgi Guninski discovered an integer overflow in the JavaScript
engine (CVE-2005-2705)
Other issues ranging from DOM object spoofing to request header
spoofing were also found and fixed in the latest versions
(CVE-2005-2703, CVE-2005-2704, CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707).
The Gecko engine in itself is also affected by some of these issues and
has been updated as well.

Impact

A remote attacker could setup a malicious site and entice a victim to
visit it, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution with the
victim's rights or facilitated spoofing of known websites.

Workaround

There is no known workaround for all the issues.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2701
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2702
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2703
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2704
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2705
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2706
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2707
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2871
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html


Solution:
All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7-r2"
All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-1.7.12-r2"
All Mozilla Firefox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.7"
All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.12"
All Gecko library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/gecko-sdk-1.7.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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