Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Several flaws were found in the way in which Firefox processed certain
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-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340)

Several flaws were found in the way in which Firefox displayed
malformed web content. A web page containing specially crafted content
could potentially trick a user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-3844, CVE-2007-3511,
CVE-2007-5334)

A flaw was found in the Firefox sftp protocol handler. A malicious web
page could access data from a remote sftp site, possibly stealing
sensitive user data. (CVE-2007-5337)

A request-splitting flaw was found in the way in which Firefox
generates a digest authentication request. If a user opened a
specially crafted URL, it was possible to perform cross-site scripting
attacks, web cache poisoning, or other, similar exploits.
(CVE-2007-2292)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?711f620a

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60268 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1095
CVE-2007-2292
CVE-2007-3511
CVE-2007-3844
CVE-2007-5334
CVE-2007-5337
CVE-2007-5338
CVE-2007-5339
CVE-2007-5340