RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2008:0978)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34764

Synopsis

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

Description

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

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-2008-0017, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A web site containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox opened 'file:' URIs. If a file:
URI was loaded in the same tab as a chrome or privileged 'about:' page, the file: URI could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-5015)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.4. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section.

All 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-2008-0017

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5014

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5015

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5016

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5017

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5018

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5019

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5021

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5022

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5023

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5024

http://www.nessus.org/u?d7d74da4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0978

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34764

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0978.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/11/13

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

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:nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-tools, 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:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, 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: 2008/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0017, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5015, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024

BID: 32281

RHSA: 2008:0978

CWE: 20, 79, 94, 119, 189, 287, 399