RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2006:0758)

High Nessus Plugin ID 23960


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated 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.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processes certain malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause Firefox to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox renders web pages. A malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2006-6497)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain Firefox version that corrects these issues.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23960

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0758.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/12/30

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox onreadystatechange Event DocumentViewerImpl Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504

BID: 21668, 59855, 59858, 59859, 59860, 59861, 59862, 59863, 59864, 59865, 59868, 60765, 60766, 60773, 60774, 60776, 60777, 60778, 60783, 60784, 60787

OSVDB: 31339, 31340, 31341, 31342, 31343, 31344, 31345, 31346, 31347, 31348

RHSA: 2006:0758

CWE: 94