Debian Security Advisory DSA 051-1 (netscape)

Published: 2008-01-17 13:24:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20051-1

Technical Details:
Florian Wesch has discovered a problem (reported to bugtraq) with the way how Netscape handles comments in GIF files. The Netscape browser does not escape the GIF file comment in the image information page. This allows javascript execution in the 'about:' protocol and can for example be used to upload the History (about:global) to a webserver, thus leaking private information. This problem has been fixed upstream in Netscape 4.77. Since we haven't received sourcecode for these Linux Distribution Packages they are not part of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution but are Linux Distribution Packaged up as `.deb' files for a convenient installation. We recommend that you upgrade your Netscape Linux Distribution Packages immediately and

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to netscape announced via advisory DSA 051-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2001-0596

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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