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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:277

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:277.

Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client,
IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A bug was found in the Mozilla string handling functions. If a malicious
website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes possible to
execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0255 to this issue.

Please note that other security issues have been found that affect Mozilla.
These other issues have a lower severity, and are therefore planned to be
released as additional security updates in the future.

Users of Mozilla should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 12659
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0255
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:016 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2006:022 (Google Search)
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