RHEL 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0597)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33528

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix various 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.

[Updated 16th July 2008] The nspluginwrapper package has been added to this advisory to satisfy a missing package dependency issue.

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 these updated packages, which contain Firefox 3.0.1 that corrects these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2785

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2933

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3198

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0597

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33528

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0597.nasl

Version: 1.24

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: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:nspluginwrapper, 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: 2008/07/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933, CVE-2008-3198

BID: 29802, 30242

RHSA: 2008:0597

CWE: 20, 94, 189