Date: 04 May 2006
References: ESB-2006.0331 ESB-2006.0334 ESB-2006.0361
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A U S C E R T A L E R T
AL-2006.0032 -- AUSCERT ALERT
Firefox vulnerability may allow remote code execution
4 May 2006
AusCERT Alert Summary
Product: Firefox 1.5 to 18.104.22.168
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2006-1993
Mozilla Firefox contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code or create a denial of service
An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by convincing a user
to visit a specially crafted web site employing the
contentWindow.focus() method .
* Update Firefox to version 22.214.171.124 .
a temporary workaround.
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