Fedora 9 : devhelp-0.19.1-3.fc9 / epiphany-2.22.2-3.fc9 / epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-3.fc9 / etc (2008-6518)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33542


The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Fedora 9. 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) Updated packages update Mozilla Firefox to upstream version 3.0.1 to address these flaws: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.1 This update also contains devhelp, epiphany, epiphany-extensions, and yelp packages rebuilt against new Firefox / Gecko libraries.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33542

File Name: fedora_2008-6518.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/18

Modified: 2016/12/08

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:fedoraproject:fedora:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:epiphany, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:epiphany-extensions, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:yelp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/18

Reference Information

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

BID: 29802, 30242

FEDORA: 2008-6518

CWE: 20, 189