Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2008-0222)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0222 :

Updated firefox packages that fix a security bug 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 flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. A
web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2008-1380)

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-April/000574.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000569.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: 67680 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1380