Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : firefox (ELSA-2011-1268)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1268 :

Updated firefox packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

The RHSA-2011:1242 Firefox update rendered HTTPS certificates signed
by a certain Certificate Authority (CA) as untrusted, but made an
exception for a select few. This update removes that exception,
rendering every HTTPS certificate signed by that CA as untrusted.
(BZ#735483)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 3.6.22. After installing the update, Firefox
must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002344.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002342.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002341.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68348 ()

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