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Fedora Core 3 2005-872: firefox Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the firefox package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-872 (firefox).
Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards
compliance, performance and portability.
An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now
available for Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4.
This update has been rated as having critical security
impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.
Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.
A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain
international domain names. A possible hacker could create a
specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim
would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871 to this
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated
package that contains a backported patch and is not
vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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