RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0222)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix a security bug 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.

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. A
web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2008-1380)

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-2008-1380.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0222.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: 31986 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1380