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RHSA-2001:046: New netscape packages available (Red Hat Linux 7.1 added)

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RHSA-2001:046: New netscape packages available (Red Hat Linux 7.1 added)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/02/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

New netscape packages are availabe to fix a problem with the handling of JavaScript in certain situations. By exploiting this flaw, a remote site could gain access to the browser history, and possibly other data. It is recommended that all users upgrade to the fixed packages. 2001-04-16: netscape-4.77-1 packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.1 for Intel.

Netscape does not escape GIF file comments in the image information page; this allows JavaScript commands embedded therein to be executed. These commands could access data such as the browser history. Credit goes to Florian Wesch <fw@divduum.de> for discovering the vulnerability, and to Netscape for providing fixed packages.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-netscape-common
  • redhat-upgrade-netscape-communicator
  • redhat-upgrade-netscape-navigator

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