Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A race condition flaw was found in the way Firefox handled Document
Object Model (DOM) element properties. Malicious HTML content could
cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-3765)

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-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3179,
CVE-2010-3183, CVE-2010-3180)

A flaw was found in the way the Gopher parser in Firefox converted
text into HTML. A malformed file name on a Gopher server could, when
accessed by a victim running Firefox, allow arbitrary JavaScript to be
executed in the context of the Gopher domain. (CVE-2010-3177)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was 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 had loaded with
Firefox. (CVE-2010-3178)

A flaw was found in the script that launches Firefox. The
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could
allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of a different user running Firefox, if that user ran Firefox from
within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.6.11 and 3.6.12.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2c2c32e5

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60889 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3175
CVE-2010-3176
CVE-2010-3177
CVE-2010-3178
CVE-2010-3179
CVE-2010-3180
CVE-2010-3182
CVE-2010-3183
CVE-2010-3765