CentOS 4 : firefox (CESA-2008:0598)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33525

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs.
If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2008-2933)

All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?72c03f65

http://www.nessus.org/u?54f1e987

http://www.nessus.org/u?309d0abf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33525

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0598.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/17

Updated: 2019/10/25

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, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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: 2008/07/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

BID: 29802, 30242

RHSA: 2008:0598

CWE: 20, 189