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-2008-0017, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017,
CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A
web site containing specially crafted content could potentially trick
a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox opened 'file:' URIs. If a file:
URI was loaded in the same tab as a chrome or privileged 'about:'
page, the file: URI could execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-5015)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.4.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3a6470a6

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: 60494 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0017
CVE-2008-5014
CVE-2008-5015
CVE-2008-5016
CVE-2008-5017
CVE-2008-5018
CVE-2008-5019
CVE-2008-5021
CVE-2008-5022
CVE-2008-5023
CVE-2008-5024