Package : mozilla-firefox Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE IDs : CVE-2006-6497 CVE-2006-6498 CVE-2006-6499 CVE-2006-6501 CVE-2006-6502 CVE-2006-6503 CERT advisories: VU#263412 VU#405092 VU#427972 VU#428500 VU#447772 VU#606260 BugTraq ID : 21668 Debian Bug :
Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and derived products such as Mozilla Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Several vulnerabilities in the layout engine allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly permit them to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA 2006-68]
A bug in the js_dtoa function allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service. [MFSA 2006-68]
Steven Michaud discovered a programming bug that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service. [MFSA 2006-71]
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.8e.2.
For the testing (etch) and unstable (sid) distribution these problems have been fixed in version 184.108.40.206.dfsg1-1 of icedove.
We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla Thunderbird and Icedove packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge - --------------------------------