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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox handled
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. A web page containing a
malicious PNG image could cause Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2011-3026)

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which
corrects this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?dd004caf

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61251 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3026