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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:768

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:768.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international domain
names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when
viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that
contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 14784
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2871
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#573857
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: P-303
Debian Security Information: DSA-837 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-866 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-868 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX01133
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT5940
XForce ISS Database: mozilla-url-bo(22207)
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