RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0103)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30245

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues 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.

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox displayed malformed web content. A webpage containing specially crafted content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored password data. If a user saves login information for a malicious website, it could be possible to corrupt the password database, preventing the user from properly accessing saved password data. (CVE-2008-0417)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious website to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation of Firefox. (CVE-2008-0418)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox saves certain text files. If a website offers a file of type 'plain/text', rather than 'text/plain', Firefox will not show future 'text/plain' content to the user in the browser, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content.
(CVE-2008-0592)

Users of firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0412

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0413

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0415

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0416

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0417

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0418

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0419

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0420

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0591

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0592

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0593

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0103

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30245

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0103.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/11

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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: 2008/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0416, CVE-2008-0417, CVE-2008-0418, CVE-2008-0419, CVE-2008-0420, CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0592, CVE-2008-0593

BID: 24293, 27406, 27683

RHSA: 2008:0103

CWE: 22, 79, 94, 200, 399