Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : firefox (ELSA-2012-1407)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1407 :

Updated firefox packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

Multiple flaws were found in the location object implementation in
Firefox. Malicious content could be used to perform cross-site
scripting attacks, bypass the same-origin policy, or cause Firefox to
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195, CVE-2012-4196)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 10.0.10 ESR. You can find a link to
the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Mariusz Mlynski, moz_bug_r_a4, and
Antoine Delignat-Lavaud as the original reporters of these issues.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 10.0.10 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-October/003100.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-October/003099.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4194
CVE-2012-4195
CVE-2012-4196