Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-0449)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0449 :

Updated firefox packages that fix one security issue 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. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2009-1313)

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla
security advisory for Firefox 3.0.10. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 3.0.10, which corrects this issue. After
installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the change to
take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-April/000988.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-April/000987.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: 67850 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1313