RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:1036)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is 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 malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511,
CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A
website containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a
Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5506,
CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored attributes in XML User
Interface Language (XUL) elements. A website could use this flaw to
track users across browser sessions, even if users did not allow the
site to store cookies in the victim's browser. (CVE-2008-5505)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by Firefox.
This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from
properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

A flaw was found in Firefox's CSS parser. A malicious web page could
inject NULL characters into a CSS input string, possibly bypassing an
application's script sanitization routines. (CVE-2008-5510)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.5. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section.

Note: after the errata packages are installed, Firefox must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

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-2008-5500.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5501.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5502.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5505.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5506.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5507.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5508.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5510.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5511.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5512.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5513.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1036.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true