RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0207)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31694

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 and / or firefox-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1233

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1234

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1235

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1236

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1237

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1238

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1241

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0207

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31694

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0207.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/28

Updated: 2018/11/27

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: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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/26

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