Fedora Core 6 : firefox- (2007-756)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29197


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Fedora Core 6.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Firefox set the 'window.location' property for a web page. This flaw could allow a web page to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve 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 firefox, firefox-debuginfo and / or firefox-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29197

File Name: fedora_2007-756.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/04

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5947, CVE-2007-5959, CVE-2007-5960

FEDORA: 2007-756

CWE: 22, 79