RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0315)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35773

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-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2009-0776, CVE-2009-0777)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.7, and which correct these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0040

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0771

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0772

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0773

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0774

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0775

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0776

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0777

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0315

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35773

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0315.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/05

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:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel-unstable, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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: 2009/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775, CVE-2009-0776, CVE-2009-0777

BID: 33827, 33990

RHSA: 2009:0315

CWE: 20, 94, 200, 399