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Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-19 / Firefox
Release Date September 28, 2006
Latest Revision September 28, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/mozilla-firefox < >= All supported architectures
www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #147652


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

Users of the binary package should upgrade as well:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

4.  References


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