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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for applications using
the Gecko layout engine.

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

All XULRunner users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. After installing the update, applications using
XULRunner must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6fa80507

Solution :

Update the affected xulrunner, xulrunner-debuginfo and / or
xulrunner-devel 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: 61253 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3026