Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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 webpage 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 webpage. This flaw could allow a webpage 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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60314 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947

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