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 :

Several use-after-free flaws were found in Firefox. Visiting a web
page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)

A flaw was found in Firefox that could allow an applet to generate a
drag and drop action from a mouse click. Such an action could be used
to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0178)

A privilege escalation flaw was found in Firefox when the Firebug
add-on is in use. The XMLHttpRequestSpy module in the Firebug add-on
exposes a Chrome privilege escalation flaw that could be used to
execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-0179)

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-2010-0174)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?31ee8507

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: 60766 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0174
CVE-2010-0175
CVE-2010-0176
CVE-2010-0177
CVE-2010-0178
CVE-2010-0179