Oracle Linux 4 : firefox (ELSA-2008-0598)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0598 :

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed
certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash,
or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs.
If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result
in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2008-2933)

All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-July/000687.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

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: 67727 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785
CVE-2008-2933