CentOS 5 : firefox (CESA-2009:1162)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 43769

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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 firefox packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?15819c07

http://www.nessus.org/u?76eade25

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43769

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1162.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/6/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, 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:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2009

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