RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2010:0112)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44651

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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.

A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. Under low memory conditions, visiting a web page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1571)

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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0159, CVE-2010-0160)

Two flaws were found in the way certain content was processed. An attacker could use these flaws to create a malicious web page that could bypass the same-origin policy, or possibly run untrusted JavaScript. (CVE-2009-3988, CVE-2010-0162)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.18. 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 3.0.18, 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-2009-1571

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3988

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0159

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0160

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0162

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0167

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0169

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0171

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0112

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44651

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0112.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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:5.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1571, CVE-2009-3988, CVE-2010-0159, CVE-2010-0160, CVE-2010-0162, CVE-2010-0167, CVE-2010-0169, CVE-2010-0171

BID: 38285, 38286, 38287, 38288, 38289

RHSA: 2010:0112

CWE: 79, 94, 264, 399