CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2009:0315)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35789
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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 firefox packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e2ecdd79

http://www.nessus.org/u?a8bcd2e6

http://www.nessus.org/u?6b08c77c

http://www.nessus.org/u?f1da6aa2

http://www.nessus.org/u?6cc0e5d2

http://www.nessus.org/u?1300b7cc

http://www.nessus.org/u?29958dbe

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35789

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-0315.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/8/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner-devel-unstable, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2009

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