CentOS 4 / 5 : devhelp / firefox / yelp (CESA-2007:0400)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36608

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix several security bugs are 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 way Firefox processed certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain FTP PASV commands.
A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall. (CVE-2007-1562)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Firefox handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Firefox from functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the addEventListener JavaScript method. A malicious website could use this method to access or modify sensitive data from another website. (CVE-2007-2870)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious web page could generate content that would overlay user interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.
(CVE-2007-2871)

Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain Firefox version 1.5.0.12 that corrects these issues.

Solution

Update the affected devhelp, firefox and / or yelp packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0a30f446

http://www.nessus.org/u?4f584c57

http://www.nessus.org/u?e1195591

http://www.nessus.org/u?76bc5218

http://www.nessus.org/u?35025cbf

http://www.nessus.org/u?9326b0fe

http://www.nessus.org/u?f710d12d

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f6bd4e3

http://www.nessus.org/u?aada3429

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36608

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0400.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:yelp, 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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-1562, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2870, CVE-2007-2871

BID: 23082, 24242

RHSA: 2007:0400

CWE: 20, 94, 119