Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2008-0207)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0207 :

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs 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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed web
content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause
Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236,
CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. A
web page containing specially crafted content could, potentially,
trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-March/000551.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-March/000552.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67675 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28448

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4879
CVE-2008-1195
CVE-2008-1233
CVE-2008-1234
CVE-2008-1235
CVE-2008-1236
CVE-2008-1237
CVE-2008-1238
CVE-2008-1240
CVE-2008-1241