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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                 ESB-2004.0573 -- The Mozilla Organization
              New Version of Firefox, Mozilla and Thunderbird
                             15 September 2004


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                Firefox
Publisher:              The Mozilla Organization
Operating System:       Linux variants
                        Mac OS X
                        UNIX variants
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                        Access Privileged Data
                        Reduced Security
Access:                 Remote/Unauthenticated

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The Mozilla Organization have released new versions of Firefox, Mozilla and
Thunderbird which fix 10 vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities exist in
varied sections of the source code, ranging from VCard and POP3 handling
to javascript cross-domain scripting and malformed BMP image handling.

The most serious of these flaws could allow a remote malicious user to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
vulnerable software.

Full details of known and fixed vulnerabilities in various Mozilla based
software is available at


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