CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2010:0681)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49182

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.

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 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-2010-3169, CVE-2010-2762)

Several use-after-free and dangling pointer flaws were found in Firefox. 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-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2766, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Firefox. 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-2010-2765, CVE-2010-3166)

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in Firefox. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website.
(CVE-2010-2768, CVE-2010-2769)

A flaw was found in the Firefox XMLHttpRequest object. A remote site could use this flaw to gather information about servers on an internal private network. (CVE-2010-2764)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.9. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

Note: After installing this update, Firefox will fail to connect (with HTTPS) to a server using the SSL DHE (Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral) key exchange if the server's ephemeral key is too small. Connecting to such servers is a security risk as an ephemeral key that is too small makes the SSL connection vulnerable to attack. Refer to the Solution section for further information.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.6.9, 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?6cb4807d

http://www.nessus.org/u?e03ba4a2

http://www.nessus.org/u?5a53a2d1

http://www.nessus.org/u?fcfd90f0

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49182

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0681.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/12

Updated: 2019/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nspr, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2753, CVE-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2762, CVE-2010-2763, CVE-2010-2764, CVE-2010-2765, CVE-2010-2766, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-2768, CVE-2010-2769, CVE-2010-2770, CVE-2010-3166, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168, CVE-2010-3169

BID: 43045

RHSA: 2010:0681