RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2010:0332)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 46291

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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.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

Several use-after-free flaws were found in Firefox. Visiting a web page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)

A flaw was found in Firefox that could allow an applet to generate a drag and drop action from a mouse click. Such an action could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0178)

A privilege escalation flaw was found in Firefox when the Firebug add-on is in use. The XMLHttpRequestSpy module in the Firebug add-on exposes a Chrome privilege escalation flaw that could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0179)

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-2010-0174)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.19. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.19, 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-2010-0174

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0175

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0176

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0177

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0178

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0179

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0332

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 46291

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0332.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/30/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0174, CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177, CVE-2010-0178, CVE-2010-0179

BID: 39079

RHSA: 2010:0332