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[DSA837] DSA-837-1 mozilla-firefox Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Tom Ferris discovered a bug in the IDN hostname handling of Mozilla
Firefox, which is also present in the other browsers from the same
family that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and
possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with dashes.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-firefox package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-837
Threat Level: High
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