RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2010:0500)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 47118

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated firefox package that addresses security issues, fixes bugs, adds numerous enhancements, and upgrades Firefox to version 3.6.4, is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

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-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203)

A flaw was found in the way browser plug-ins interact. It was possible for a plug-in to reference the freed memory from a different plug-in, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-1198)

Several integer overflow 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-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1199)

A focus stealing flaw was found in the way Firefox handled focus changes. A malicious website could use this flaw to steal sensitive data from a user, such as usernames and passwords. (CVE-2010-1125)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the 'Content-Disposition:
attachment' HTTP header when the 'Content-Type: multipart' HTTP header was also present. A website that allows arbitrary uploads and relies on the 'Content-Disposition: attachment' HTTP header to prevent content from being displayed inline, could be used by an attacker to serve malicious content to users. (CVE-2010-1197)

A flaw was found in the Firefox Math.random() function. This function could be used to identify a browsing session and track a user across different websites. (CVE-2008-5913)

A flaw was found in the Firefox XML document loading security checks.
Certain security checks were not being called when an XML document was loaded. This could possibly be leveraged later by an attacker to load certain resources that violate the security policies of the browser or its add-ons. Note that this issue cannot be exploited by only loading an XML document. (CVE-2010-0182)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.4. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

This erratum upgrades Firefox from version 3.0.19 to version 3.6.4, and as such, contains multiple bug fixes and numerous enhancements.
Space precludes documenting these changes in this advisory. For details concerning these changes, refer to the Firefox Release Notes links in the References section of this erratum.

Important: Firefox 3.6.4 is not completely backwards-compatible with all Mozilla Add-ons and Firefox plug-ins that worked with Firefox 3.0.19. Firefox 3.6 checks compatibility on first-launch, and, depending on the individual configuration and the installed Add-ons and plug-ins, may disable said Add-ons and plug-ins, or attempt to check for updates and upgrade them. Add-ons and plug-ins may have to be manually updated.

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Firefox version 3.6.4. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5913

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-5017

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0182

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1121

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1125

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1196

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1197

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1198

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1199

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1200

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1202

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1203

http://www.nessus.org/u?9a62ae28

http://www.nessus.org/u?8dbe919c

http://www.nessus.org/u?1de6834a

http://www.nessus.org/u?ab0bbddd

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0500

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 47118

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0500.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

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: 6/22/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/20/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5913, CVE-2009-5017, CVE-2010-0182, CVE-2010-0183, CVE-2010-1028, CVE-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1125, CVE-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1197, CVE-2010-1198, CVE-2010-1199, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1201, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203, CVE-2010-3171

RHSA: 2010:0500