Fedora Core 3 : firefox-1.0.1-1.3.1 (2005-182)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19622


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update fixes several security vulnerabilities in Firefox 1.0. It is recommended that all users update to Firefox 1.0.1.

Additionally, this update backports several fixes from rawhide.

This update enables pango font rendering by default.

This update enables smooth scrolling by default. On slower machines, this may cause scrolling to lag. If this is the case for you, you may disable smooth scrolling by going to Edit>Preferences>Advanced and uncheck 'Use smooth scrolling'.

This update also fixes the issue with downloads going to the user's home directory instead of the desktop, as expected.

See full changelog below for more.

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.


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

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19622

File Name: fedora_2005-182.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/09/12

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/26

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2005-182