Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

2006-09-28T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200609-19
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-09-28T00:00:00

Description

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla Firefox users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.7"

Users of the binary package should upgrade as well:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.5.0.7"