CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2008:0207)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31684

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated 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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed web content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. A web page containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches that correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?87724df8

http://www.nessus.org/u?91e68892

http://www.nessus.org/u?3bd21e71

http://www.nessus.org/u?a6c5c810

http://www.nessus.org/u?d90b5be6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31684

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0207.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/28

Updated: 2019/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4879, CVE-2008-1195, CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1240, CVE-2008-1241

BID: 28448

RHSA: 2008:0207

CWE: 59, 79, 94, 287, 399