CentOS 4 : Firefox (CESA-2005:383)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21929

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix various security bugs are now available.

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

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

Vladimir V. Perepelitsa discovered a bug in the way Firefox handles anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. It is possible for a malicious web page to capture a random block of browser memory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0989 to this issue.

Omar Khan discovered a bug in the way Firefox processes the PLUGINSPAGE tag. It is possible for a malicious web page to trick a user into pressing the 'manual install' button for an unknown plugin leading to arbitrary JavaScript code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0752 to this issue.

Doron Rosenberg discovered a bug in the way Firefox displays pop-up windows. If a user choses to open a pop-up window whose URL is malicious JavaScript, the script will be executed with elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1153 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox handles the JavaScript global scope for a window. It is possible for a malicious web page to define a global variable known to be used by a different site, allowing malicious code to be executed in the context of the site. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1154 to this issue.

Michael Krax discovered a bug in the way Firefox handles favicon links. A malicious web page can programatically define a favicon link tag as JavaScript, executing arbitrary JavaScript with elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1155 to this issue.

Michael Krax discovered a bug in the way Firefox installed search plugins. If a user chooses to install a search plugin from a malicious site, the new plugin could silently overwrite an existing plugin. This could allow the malicious plugin to execute arbitrary code and steal sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1156 and CVE-2005-1157 to these issues.

Kohei Yoshino discovered a bug in the way Firefox opens links in its sidebar. A malicious web page could construct a link in such a way that, when clicked on, could execute arbitrary JavaScript with elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1158 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Firefox validated several XPInstall related JavaScript objects. A malicious web page could pass other objects to the XPInstall objects, resulting in the JavaScript interpreter jumping to arbitrary locations in memory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1159 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way the Firefox privileged UI code handled DOM nodes from the content window. A malicious web page could install malicious JavaScript code or steal data requiring a user to do commonplace actions such as clicking a link or opening the context menu. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1160 to this issue.

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Firefox version 1.0.3 and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?706b6c5f

http://www.nessus.org/u?c0448252

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21929

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-383.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/05

Updated: 2019/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0752, CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1153, CVE-2005-1154, CVE-2005-1155, CVE-2005-1156, CVE-2005-1157, CVE-2005-1158, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160

RHSA: 2005:383