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Vulnerability of Firefox 2.0: several vulnerabilities

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

Several vulnerabilities were announced in Firefox 2.0, the worst one leading to code execution.
Impacted software: Firefox, openSUSE, Slackware.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 4/4.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 8.
Creation date: 20/12/2006.
Références of this announce: BID-21668, CERTA-2006-AVI-568, CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6506, CVE-2006-6507, MFSA2006-68, MFSA2006-69, MFSA2006-70, MFSA2006-71, MFSA2006-72, MFSA2006-73, MFSA2006-75, MFSA2006-76, SSA:2006-357-01, SUSE-SA:2006:080, VIGILANCE-VUL-6412, VU#263412, VU#405092, VU#427972, VU#428500, VU#447772, VU#606260, VU#722244, VU#928956, ZDI-06-051.

Description of the vulnerability 

Several vulnerabilities were announced in Firefox 2.0.

Several vulnerabilities of layout engine or of Javascript lead to memory corruptions, and to code execution. [severity:4/4; CERTA-2006-AVI-568, CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, MFSA2006-68, VU#427972, VU#447772, VU#606260]

The "CSS cursor" property permits to corrupt memory in order to execute code. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6500, MFSA2006-69, VU#722244]

The JavaScript watch() function leads to code execution. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6501, MFSA2006-70, VU#263412]

A memory corruption of LiveConnect may lead to code execution. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6502, MFSA2006-71, VU#428500]

An attacker can execute script code via IMG and FRAME. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6503, MFSA2006-72, VU#405092]

An attacker can corrupt memory using a SVG comment. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6504, MFSA2006-73, VU#928956, ZDI-06-051]

When user subscribes to a RSS feed, a favicon is requested to Google, which permit them to know user's habits. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6506, MFSA2006-75]

An error of Function.prototype permits an attacker to inject script code. [severity:4/4; CVE-2006-6507, MFSA2006-76]
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This computer threat impacts software or systems such as Firefox, openSUSE, Slackware.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability alert is critical.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet server.

This bulletin is about 8 vulnerabilities.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

Firefox: version
Version is corrected:

Slackware: new mozilla-firefox packages.
New packages are available:
Slackware 10.2:
Slackware 11.0:

SUSE: new MozillaFirefox, MozillaThunderbird packages.
New packages are available:
   openSUSE 10.2:
   SUSE LINUX 10.1:
   SUSE LINUX 10.0:
   SUSE LINUX 9.3:
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