RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2010:0558)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 47885


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated firefox packages that fix a security issue are 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.

An invalid free flaw was found in Firefox's plugin handler. Malicious web content could result in an invalid memory pointer being freed, causing Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-2755)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 47885

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0558.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/28

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2755

RHSA: 2010:0558