This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
[Updated 24 Apr 2006] The erratum text has been updated to include
CVE-2006-0748, an issue fixed by these erratum packages but which was
not public at the time of release. No changes have been made to the
Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.
Several bugs were found in the way Firefox processes malformed
different open web page, possibly stealing sensitive information or
conducting a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2006-1731,
Several bugs were found in the way Firefox processes certain
page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware.
(CVE-2006-1727, CVE-2006-1728, CVE-2006-1733, CVE-2006-1734,
Several bugs were found in the way Firefox processes malformed web
pages. A carefully crafted malicious web page could cause the
execution of arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2006-0748, CVE-2006-0749, CVE-2006-1724, CVE-2006-1730,
CVE-2006-1737, CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739, CVE-2006-1790)
A bug was found in the way Firefox displays the secure site icon. If a
browser is configured to display the non-default secure site modal
warning dialog, it may be possible to trick a user into believing they
are viewing a secure site. (CVE-2006-1740)
on 'input' form elements. A malicious web page could be created in
such a way that when a user submits a form, an arbitrary file could be
uploaded to the attacker. (CVE-2006-1729)
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages
containing Firefox version 1.0.8 which corrects these issues.
See also :
Update the affected firefox package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21232 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-0748