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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple flaws were 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-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803)

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-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was
displayed. A web page containing specially-crafted content could
potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-2800)

Two local file disclosure flaws were found in Firefox. A web page
containing malicious content could cause Firefox to reveal the
contents of a local file to a remote attacker. (CVE-2008-2805,
CVE-2008-2810)

A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed
by Firefox. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory,
possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox escaped a listing of local file
names. If a user could be tricked into listing a local directory
containing malicious file names, arbitrary JavaScript could be run
with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2808)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed information about
self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed
certificate to contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not
all displayed to the user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to
an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8f0e4fb4

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true