Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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

It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) issued a fraudulent
HTTPS certificate. This update renders any HTTPS certificates signed
by that CA as untrusted, except for a select few. The now untrusted
certificates that were issued before July 1, 2011 can be manually
re-enabled and used again at your own risk in Firefox
affected certificates issued after this date cannot be re-enabled or

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch. After installing the update, Firefox must
be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61125 ()

Bugtraq ID: