Several vulnerabilities in the Mozilla Suite allow attacks ranging from the
||www-client/mozilla on all architectures
||www-client/mozilla-bin on all architectures
The Mozilla Suite is an all-in-one Internet application suite
including a web browser, an advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC
client and HTML editor.
The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in the Mozilla
- "moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered that the
Mozilla Suite was improperly cloning base objects (MFSA 2005-56).
- "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that the suite failed to validate XHTML DOM
nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55).
- Secunia reported that alerts
Application] which could lead to tricking a user (MFSA 2005-54).
- Andreas Sandblad of Secunia reported that top.focus() can be called
in the context of a child frame even if the framing page comes from a
different origin and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA
- Secunia reported that a frame-injection spoofing bug
which was fixed in earlier versions, was accidently bypassed in Mozilla
Suite 1.7.7 (MFSA 2005-51).
- "shutdown" reported that
InstallVersion.compareTo() might be exploitable. When it gets an object
rather than a string, the browser would generally crash with an access
violation (MFSA 2005-50).
- Matthew Mastracci reported that by
forcing a page navigation immediately after calling the install method
can end up running in the context of the new page selected by the
attacker (MFSA 2005-48).
- "moz_bug_r_a4" reported that XBL
Omar Khan, Jochen, "shutdown" and Matthew Mastracci reported that the
Mozilla Suite incorrectly distinguished between true events like mouse
clicks or keystrokes and synthetic events generated by a web content
A remote attacker could craft malicious web pages that would
with elevated privileges, steal cookies or other information from web
pages, or spoof content.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Mozilla Suite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-1.7.10"
All Mozilla Suite binary users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-bin-1.7.10"
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