RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0598)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33529


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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.

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


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33529

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0598.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/17

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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

Reference Information

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

BID: 29802, 30242

OSVDB: 47465

RHSA: 2008:0598

CWE: 20, 189