RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0207)

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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 processing of some malformed web
content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause
Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236,
CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. A
web page containing specially crafted content could, potentially,
trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1233.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1234.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1235.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1236.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1237.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1238.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1241.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0207.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true