CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2008:0879)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 43709
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)
Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)
For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.2. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section.
All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox packages.