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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:170 (mozilla).
A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla that have been
corrected in version 1.7.12:
A bug in the way Mozilla processes XBM images could be used to execute
arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file (CVE-2005-2701).
A bug in the way Mozilla handles certain Unicode sequences could be used to
execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted Unicode sequence
A bug in the way Mozilla makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by a malicious
web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the victim's machine
however, the default behaviour of the browser is to dispermit this
A bug in the way Mozilla implemented its XBL interface could be abused by a
malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way as to permit arbitrary
certain conditions to permit a malicious web page to execute arbitrary code
A bug in the way Mozilla displays about: pages could be used to execute
A bug in the way Mozilla opens new windows could be used by a malicious web
page to construct a new window without any user interface elements (such as
address bar and status bar) that could be used to potentially mislead the user
Tom Ferris reported that Firefox would crash when processing a domain name
consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap overflow when IDN
processing results in an empty string after removing non- wrapping chracters,
such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited to run or or install malware on
the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).
The updated packages have been patched to address these issues and all users
are urged to upgrade immediately.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:170
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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