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A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles form history. A malicious
web page could steal saved form data by synthesizing input events,
causing the browser to auto-fill form fields (which could then be read
by an attacker). (CVE-2009-3370)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox creates temporary file names for
downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file Firefox
is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with
arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)
A flaw was found in the Firefox Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file
processor. If Firefox loads a malicious PAC file, it could crash
Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3372)
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Firefox GIF image
processor. A malicious GIF image could crash Firefox or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Firefox string to
floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious
with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1563)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles text selection. A
malicious website may be able to read highlighted text in a different
domain (e.g. another website the user is viewing), bypassing the
same-origin policy. (CVE-2009-3375)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays a right-to-left override
character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed
in the title bar differs from the name displayed in the dialog body.
An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a
file that has a file name or extension that differs from what the user
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 with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3374, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3382)
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60683 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689CVE-2009-3274CVE-2009-3370CVE-2009-3372CVE-2009-3373CVE-2009-3374CVE-2009-3375CVE-2009-3376CVE-2009-3380CVE-2009-3382
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