Oracle Linux 4 : firefox (ELSA-2010-0808)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0808 :

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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

A race condition flaw was found in the way Firefox handled Document
Object Model (DOM) element properties. A web page containing malicious
content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2010-3765)

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 3.6.12. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001712.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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68127 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765