RHEL 5 / 6 : firefox (RHSA-2013:1268)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix several 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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. 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-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725,
CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain DOM JavaScript
objects. An attacker could use this flaw to make JavaScript client or
add-on code make incorrect, security sensitive decisions.
(CVE-2013-1737)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges André Bargull, Scoobidiver, Bobby
Holley, Reuben Morais, Abhishek Arya, Ms2ger, Sachin Shinde, Aki
Helin, Nils, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters of these
issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 17.0.9 ESR. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 17.0.9 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1718.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1722.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1725.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1730.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1732.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1735.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1736.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1737.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1268.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69943 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62463
62467
62478
62479

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1718
CVE-2013-1722
CVE-2013-1725
CVE-2013-1730
CVE-2013-1732
CVE-2013-1735
CVE-2013-1736
CVE-2013-1737