RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:1162)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40340

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues 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.

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-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465, CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2467, CVE-2009-2469, CVE-2009-2471)

Several flaws were found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript code. A website containing malicious content could launch a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack or execute arbitrary JavaScript with the permissions of another website. (CVE-2009-2472)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.12. 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 3.0.12, which corrects 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-2009-2462

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2463

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2464

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2465

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2466

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2467

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2469

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2470

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2471

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2472

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2664

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1162

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40340

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1162.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/22

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:4.8, 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: 2009/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194, CVE-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465, CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2467, CVE-2009-2468, CVE-2009-2469, CVE-2009-2470, CVE-2009-2471, CVE-2009-2472, CVE-2009-2664

RHSA: 2009:1162

CWE: 20, 79, 189, 399