RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2010:0332)

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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 issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

Several use-after-free flaws were found in Firefox. Visiting a web
page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)

A flaw was found in Firefox that could allow an applet to generate a
drag and drop action from a mouse click. Such an action could be used
to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0178)

A privilege escalation flaw was found in Firefox when the Firebug
add-on is in use. The XMLHttpRequestSpy module in the Firebug add-on
exposes a Chrome privilege escalation flaw that could be used to
execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-0179)

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 with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0174)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.19. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 3.0.19, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0174.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0175.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0176.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0177.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0178.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0179.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0332.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 : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46291 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39079

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0174
CVE-2010-0175
CVE-2010-0176
CVE-2010-0177
CVE-2010-0178
CVE-2010-0179