Fedora Core 6 : devhelp-0.12-9.fc6 / epiphany-2.16.2-1.fc6 / firefox- / etc (2006-1492)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24080


The remote Fedora Core host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24080

File Name: fedora_2006-1492.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:devhelp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:epiphany, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:epiphany-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:epiphany-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:yelp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:yelp-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/20

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2006-1492