Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200609-19

The Mozilla Foundation has reported numerous vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox, including one that may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/mozilla-firefox on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.0.7
www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.0.7

Background

Mozilla Firefox is a redesign of the Mozilla Navigator component. The goal is to produce a cross-platform, stand-alone browser application.

Description

A number of vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla Firefox. For details please consult the references below.

Impact

The most severe vulnerability involves enticing a user to visit a malicious website, crashing the browser and executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.7"

Users of the binary package should upgrade as well:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.7"

References

Release Date
September 28, 2006

Latest Revision
September 28, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries