RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2006:0200)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20858


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated firefox package that fixes several security bugs is now available.

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.

Igor Bukanov discovered a bug in the way Firefox's JavaScript interpreter dereferences objects. If a user visits a malicious web page, Firefox could crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0292 to this issue.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered a bug in Firefox's XULDocument.persist() function. A malicious web page could inject arbitrary RDF data into a user's localstore.rdf file, which can cause Firefox to execute arbitrary JavaScript when a user runs Firefox. (CVE-2006-0296)

A denial of service bug was found in the way Firefox saves history information. If a user visits a web page with a very long title, it is possible Firefox will crash or take a very long time the next time it is run. (CVE-2005-4134)

This update also fixes a bug when using XSLT to transform documents.
Passing DOM Nodes as parameters to functions expecting an xsl:param could cause Firefox to throw an exception.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20858

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0200.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/05

Modified: 2016/12/29

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: 2006/02/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4134, CVE-2006-0292, CVE-2006-0296

OSVDB: 21533, 22890, 22892, 22894, 79168, 79169

RHSA: 2006:0200