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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: January 04, 2007
      Bugs: #156023
        ID: 200701-02

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, some of
which may allow the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Mozilla Firefox is a popular open-source web browser from the Mozilla
Project.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                         /  Vulnerable  /       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-client/mozilla-firefox          < 1.5.0.9          >= 1.5.0.9
  2  www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin      < 1.5.0.9          >= 1.5.0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

An anonymous researcher found evidence of memory corruption in the way
Mozilla Firefox handles certain types of SVG comment DOM nodes.
Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in
the conversion of a CSS cursor. Other issues with memory corruption
were also fixed. Mozilla Firefox also contains less severe
vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page
that will trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the
execution of arbitrary code. It is also possible for an attacker to
perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of
sensitive information, like user credentials.

Workaround
==========

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.9"

All Mozilla Firefox binary release users should upgrade to the latest
version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.9"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6497
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6497
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-6498
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6498
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-6499
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6499
  [ 4 ] CVE-2006-6500
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6500
  [ 5 ] CVE-2006-6501
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6501
  [ 6 ] CVE-2006-6502
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6502
  [ 7 ] CVE-2006-6503
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6503
  [ 8 ] CVE-2006-6504
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6504
  [ 9 ] CVE-2006-6506
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6506
  [ 10 ] CVE-2006-6507
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6507

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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