RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2005:768)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19676


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated firefox package that fixes as security bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A bug was found in the way Firefox processes certain international domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim would cause Firefox to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package that contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19676

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-768.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/09/12

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2871

OSVDB: 19255

RHSA: 2005:768