RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2007:0400)
High Nessus Plugin ID 25365
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
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.
A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain FTP PASV commands.
A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall. (CVE-2007-1562)
Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Firefox handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Firefox from functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious web page could generate content that would overlay user interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain Firefox version 188.8.131.52 that corrects these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.