RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2007:0724)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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 processed certain
malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript
code could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary
code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735,
CVE-2007-3737, CVE-2007-3738)

Several content injection flaws were found in the way Firefox handled
certain JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript
code could inject arbitrary content into other web pages.
(CVE-2007-3736, CVE-2007-3089)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox cached web pages on the local
disk. A malicious web page may be able to inject arbitrary HTML into a
browsing session if the user reloads a targeted site. (CVE-2007-3656)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3089.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3656.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3734.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3735.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3736.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3737.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3738.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0724.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25753 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3089
CVE-2007-3656
CVE-2007-3734
CVE-2007-3735
CVE-2007-3736
CVE-2007-3737
CVE-2007-3738