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USN134-1 : mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- mozilla-firefox
- mozilla-firefox-dev
- mozilla-firefox-dom-inspector
- mozilla-firefox-gnome-support


Description :

It was discovered that a malicious website could inject arbitrary
scripts into a target site by loading it into a frame and navigating
back to a previous Javascript URL that contained an eval() call. This
could be used to steal cookies or other confidential data from the
target site. If the target site is permited to raise the install
confirmation dialog in Firefox then this flaw even permited the
malicious site to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
Firefox user. By default only the Mozilla Update site is permited to
attempt software installation
however, users can permit this for
additional sites. (MFSA 2005-42)

Michael Krax, Georgi Guninski, and L. David Baron found that the
security checks that prevent script injection could be bypassed by
wrapping a javascript: url in another pseudo-protocol like
"view-source:" or "jar:". (CVE-2005-1531)

A variant of the attack described in CVE-2005-1160 (see USN-124-1) was
discovered. Additional checks were added to make sure Javascript eval
and Script
[...]

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- mozilla-firefox-1.0.2-0ubuntu5.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mozilla-firefox-dev-1.0.2-0ubuntu5.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mozilla-firefox-dom-inspector-1.0.2-0ubuntu5.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mozilla-firefox-gnome-support-1.0.2-0ubuntu5.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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