Oracle Linux 5 : xulrunner (ELSA-2010-0809)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0809 :

Updated xulrunner packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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.

XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for applications using
the Gecko layout engine.

A race condition flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled Document
Object Model (DOM) element properties. Malicious HTML content could
cause an application linked against XULRunner (such as Firefox) to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running the application. (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 XULRunner users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, applications using XULRunner must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001711.html

Solution :

Update the affected xulrunner packages.

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: 68128 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765