RHEL 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0569)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33425

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VPR Score: 7.4

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 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.

Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803)

Several flaws were found in the processing of 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-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-2800)

Two local file disclosure flaws were found in Firefox. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to reveal the contents of a local file to a remote attacker. (CVE-2008-2805, CVE-2008-2810)

A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed by Firefox. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory, possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox escaped a listing of local file names. If a user could be tricked into listing a local directory containing malicious file names, arbitrary JavaScript could be run with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2808)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed information about self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed certificate to contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not all displayed to the user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2798

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2799

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2800

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2801

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2802

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2803

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2805

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2807

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2808

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2809

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2810

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2811

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0569

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33425

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0569.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/08

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel-unstable, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:yelp, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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: 2008/07/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/07/07

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2800, CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803, CVE-2008-2805, CVE-2008-2807, CVE-2008-2808, CVE-2008-2809, CVE-2008-2810, CVE-2008-2811

BID: 30038

RHSA: 2008:0569

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 287, 399