RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2006:0758)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processes certain
malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the
execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause Firefox to
crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503,
CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox renders web pages. A
malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-6497)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain Firefox version 1.5.0.9 that corrects these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6497.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6498.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6501.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6502.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6503.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6504.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0758.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true