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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Mozilla Firefox: Potential remote code execution
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-06
(Mozilla Firefox: Potential remote code execution)
Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott discovered a vulnerability when
malicious web page which would send a specially crafted HTML script
that contains references to deleted objects with the "designMode"
property enabled, a possible hacker can crash the web browser and in theory
manage to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-188.8.131.52"
All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 binary users should upgrade to the
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-184.108.40.206"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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