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National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-199A
Mozilla Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities
Original release date: July 18, 2007 Last revised: -- Source: US-CERT
* Mozilla Firefox * Mozilla Thunderbird
Other products based on Mozilla components may also be affected.
The Mozilla web browser and derived products contain several vulnerabilities, the most severe of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.
Mozilla has released new versions of Firefox and Thunderbird to address several vulnerabilities. Further details about these vulnerabilities are available from Mozilla and the Vulnerability Notes Database. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to view a specially-crafted HTML document, such as a web page or an HTML email message.
While the impacts of the individual vulnerabilities vary, the most severe could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. An attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service or obtain private information.
These vulnerabilities are addressed in Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11 and Thunderbird 18.104.22.168.
* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=mozilla_20070717> * Securing Your Web Browser - <http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/browser_security.html#Mozilla_Firefox> * Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories - <http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/> * Known Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products - <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html> * Mozilla Hall of Fame - <http://www.mozilla.org/university/HOF.html> * NoScript Firefox Extension - <http://noscript.net/>
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