Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2007-1082)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1082 :

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the
jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage
this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user
running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain
malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could
cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Firefox set the 'window.location'
property for a webpage. This flaw could allow a webpage to set an
arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request
Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer
header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000415.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-December/000423.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67615 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947
CVE-2007-5959
CVE-2007-5960