Fedora Core 6 : firefox- (2007-756)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Fedora Core 6.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the
jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage
this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user
running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain
malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could
cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Firefox set the 'window.location'
property for a web page. This flaw could allow a web page to set an
arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request
Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer
header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected firefox, firefox-debuginfo and / or firefox-devel

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29197 (fedora_2007-756.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947

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