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Mandriva: Updated mozilla-firefox packages to address DoS vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and delayed application startup) via a web site with a large title, which is recorded in history.dat but not processed efficiently during startup.
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:037
 Package : mozilla-firefox
 Date    : February 7, 2006
 Affected: 2006.0
 Problem Description:
 Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox allow remote attackers to cause a denial of
 service (CPU consumption and delayed application startup) via a web
 site with a large title, which is recorded in history.dat but not
 processed efficiently during startup. (CVE-2005-4134)
 The Javascript interpreter (jsinterp.c) in Mozilla and Firefox before
 1.5.1 does not properly dereference objects, which allows remote
 attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary
 code via unknown attack vectors related to garbage collection.
 The XULDocument.persist function in Mozilla, Firefox before,
 and SeaMonkey before 1.0 does not validate the attribute name, which
 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Javascript by injecting
 RDF data into the user's localstore.rdf file. (CVE-2006-0296)
 Updated packages are patched to address these issues.

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 da643268d4704d938689f5fe2cca120f  2006.0/RPMS/libnspr4-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 b6911002ac57b7d9aa2b250362eb800a  2006.0/RPMS/libnspr4-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 f0b33d31942402c9375e28b67b5af7a1  2006.0/RPMS/libnss3-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 44be800d89df092daf5fb2cccbbd38cc  2006.0/RPMS/libnss3-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 23f78dfcad4ffac1232ac34021312140  2006.0/RPMS/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 f15d9c997aea3efc48cfb04534e0710a  2006.0/RPMS/mozilla-firefox-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 f1309fb4699a35abfb9d0ed618eae738  2006.0/SRPMS/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 6f7649defa3b0f2ecb7fad32a22e780b  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64nspr4-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 bf965382a901febf026662823158aec0  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64nspr4-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 34e4b253f78196e93749150263447c94  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64nss3-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 1d7cf344f788454a1b151fc886b88200  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64nss3-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 ef97a23ece3c504332437f395dad3f77  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 a9f2be464482f4cf70120f12d5ff9e58  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/mozilla-firefox-devel-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 f1309fb4699a35abfb9d0ed618eae738  x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6-16.4.20060mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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