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 :

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465,
CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2467, CVE-2009-2469, CVE-2009-2471)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox handles malformed
JavaScript code. A website containing malicious content could launch a
cross-site scripting (XSS) attack or execute arbitrary JavaScript with
the permissions of another website. (CVE-2009-2472)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?07f23a65

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60618 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2462
CVE-2009-2463
CVE-2009-2464
CVE-2009-2465
CVE-2009-2466
CVE-2009-2467
CVE-2009-2469
CVE-2009-2471
CVE-2009-2472