Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.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 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-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062,
CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)

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-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles mouse click events. A web
page containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the
content window while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item
under the pointer to be dragged. This could, potentially, cause the
user to perform an unsafe drag-and-drop action. (CVE-2008-3837)

A flaw was found in Firefox that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious
JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.2. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0cc6e090

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60475 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3837
CVE-2008-4058
CVE-2008-4060
CVE-2008-4061
CVE-2008-4062
CVE-2008-4063
CVE-2008-4064
CVE-2008-4065
CVE-2008-4067
CVE-2008-4068