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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511,
CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A
website containing specially-crafted content could potentially trick a
Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5506,
CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored attributes in XML User
Interface Language (XUL) elements. A web site could use this flaw to
track users across browser sessions, even if users did not allow the
site to store cookies in the victim's browser. (CVE-2008-5505)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by Firefox.
This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from
properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

A flaw was found in Firefox's CSS parser. A malicious web page could
inject NULL characters into a CSS input string, possibly bypassing an
application's script sanitization routines. (CVE-2008-5510)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.0.5. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section.

Note: after the errata packages are installed, Firefox must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e60e6515

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: 60506 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500
CVE-2008-5501
CVE-2008-5502
CVE-2008-5505
CVE-2008-5506
CVE-2008-5507
CVE-2008-5508
CVE-2008-5510
CVE-2008-5511
CVE-2008-5512
CVE-2008-5513