RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0449)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38193


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


Updated firefox packages that fix one security issue 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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A flaw was 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.

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla security advisory for Firefox 3.0.10. 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 3.0.10, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the change to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38193

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0449.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/28

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1313

OSVDB: 54174

RHSA: 2009:0449

CWE: 399