SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are 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.
The Mozilla Foundation has discontinued support for the Mozilla Firefox 1.0 branch. This update deprecates the Mozilla Firefox 1.0 branch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in favor of the supported Mozilla Firefox 1.5 branch.
This update also resolves a number of outstanding Firefox security issues :
(CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3812)
Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain web content. A malicious web page could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3811)
A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox processed Unicode Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) markers in UTF-8 web pages. A malicious web page could execute a script within the browser that a web input sanitizer could miss due to a malformed 'script' tag. (CVE-2006-2783)
Two HTTP response smuggling flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain invalid HTTP response headers. A malicious website could return specially crafted HTTP response headers which may bypass HTTP proxy restrictions. (CVE-2006-2786)
A double free flaw was found in the way the nsIX509::getRawDER method was called. If a victim visited a carefully crafted web page, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains Firefox version 188.8.131.52 that corrects these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.
File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0610.nasl
Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent
Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C
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
Exploit Ease: Exploits are available
Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2006
Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2006
Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox Navigator Object Code Execution)
CVE: CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2778, CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-2782, CVE-2006-2783, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2786, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-2788, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810, CVE-2006-3811, CVE-2006-3812