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-2009-1302, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1304, CVE-2009-1305)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was
processed. A web page containing malicious content could execute
arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the site, possibly presenting
misleading data to a user, or stealing sensitive information such as
login credentials. (CVE-2009-0652, CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307,
CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309, CVE-2009-1310, CVE-2009-1312)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox saved certain web pages to a local
file. If a user saved the inner frame of a web page containing POST
data, the POST data could be revealed to the inner frame, possibly
surrendering sensitive information such as login credentials.
(CVE-2009-1311)

After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?59c9c8e6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)