Fedora 15 : firefox-9.0.1-1.fc15 / gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-35.fc15.4 / nspr-4.8.9-2.fc15 / etc (2011-17399)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The latest version of Firefox and Thunderbird have the following
changes :

- Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript
performance

- Added support for querying Do Not Track status via
JavaScript

- Added support for font-stretch

- Improved support for text-overflow

- Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS

- Fixed several stability issues

- Fixed several security issues

Notable nss changes include :

1. SSL 2.0 is disabled by default.

2. A defense against the SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 CBC chosen plaintext
attack demonstrated by Rizzo and Duong (CVE-2011-3389) is enabled by
default. Set the SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV SSL option to PR_FALSE to disable
it.

3. SHA-224 is supported.

4. Added PORT_ErrorToString and PORT_ErrorToName to return the error
message and symbolic name of an NSS error code.

5. Added NSS_GetVersion to return the NSS version string.

6. Added experimental support of RSA-PSS to the softoken only
(contributed by Hanno Bock, http://rsapss.hboeck.de/).

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 :

http://rsapss.hboeck.de/
http://www.nessus.org/u?47ee3616
http://www.nessus.org/u?12cc855e
http://www.nessus.org/u?0bf1b5d3
http://www.nessus.org/u?3c745d9a
http://www.nessus.org/u?648a9ef9
http://www.nessus.org/u?9ab134ef
http://www.nessus.org/u?2aa50f32
http://www.nessus.org/u?9f1fb28a
http://www.nessus.org/u?0e3ea6b9
http://www.nessus.org/u?a402c324

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57622 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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