RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2005:336)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix various bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Firefox processes GIF
images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted
GIF image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code
as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes XUL content. If a
malicious web page can trick a user into dragging an object, it is
possible to load malicious XUL content. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0401
to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox bookmarks content to the sidebar.
If a user can be tricked into bookmarking a malicious web page into
the sidebar panel, that page could execute arbitrary programs. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0402 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Firefox version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0399.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0401.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0402.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-336.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17627 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0399
CVE-2005-0401
CVE-2005-0402