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 with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2010-1208, CVE-2010-1209, CVE-2010-1211,
CVE-2010-1212, CVE-2010-1214, CVE-2010-1215, CVE-2010-2752,
CVE-2010-2753)

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded certain
PNG images. An attacker could create a specially-crafted PNG image
that, when opened, could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2010-1205)

Several same-origin policy bypass flaws were found in Firefox. An
attacker could create a malicious web page that, when viewed by a
victim, could steal private data from a different website the victim
has loaded with Firefox. (CVE-2010-0654, CVE-2010-1207, CVE-2010-1213,
CVE-2010-2754)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox presented the location bar to a
user. A malicious website could trick a user into thinking they are
visiting the site reported by the location bar, when the page is
actually content controlled by an attacker. (CVE-2010-1206)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed the location bar when
visiting a secure web page. A malicious server could use this flaw to
present data that appears to originate from a secure server, even
though it does not. (CVE-2010-2751)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain malformed
characters. A malicious web page could use this flaw to bypass certain
string sanitization methods, allowing it to display malicious
information to users. (CVE-2010-1210)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.6.7.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f2d3a0a5

Solution :

Update the affected firefox, xulrunner and / or xulrunner-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)