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Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200701-02 / mozilla-firefox
Release Date January 04, 2007
Latest Revision January 04, 2007: 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: #156023


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds for all the issues 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-"

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

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated January 04, 2007

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