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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51809
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:277
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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
(cve.mitre.org) 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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-277.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-18.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 12659
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0255
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12659
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-10.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-30.xml
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=200&type=vulnerabilities
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A100040
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9111
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-176.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-277.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-337.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/19823
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:016 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_16_mozilla_firefox.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2006:022 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_04_25.html
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