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Alert (SA06-312A)

Mozilla Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: November 08, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Mozilla Firefox web browser
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey web browser
  • Mozilla Thunderbird email application
  • Netscape web browser

Any products based on Mozilla components may also be affected.

Overview

The Mozilla web browser and derived products contain several vulnerabilities. By taking advantage of one or more of these vulnerabilities, an attacker may be able to take control of your computer.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest versions of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.5.0.8, Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 and SeaMonkey 1.0.6 to correct these problems.

According to Mozilla:

Firefox 1.5.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until April 24, 2007. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.

Netscape users should disable JavaScript as specified in the Netscape Site Controls web page.

Description

Mozilla products, including the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email application, contain a number of vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to access your computer, run programs that could cause your computer to crash, or gain control of your computer.

For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-312A.


References


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Revision History

  • November 8, 2006: Initial release

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