RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : firefox (RHSA-2011:0885)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 55398
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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 and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled malformed JPEG images. A website containing a malicious JPEG image could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-2377)

Multiple 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-2011-0083, CVE-2011-0085, CVE-2011-2363)

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-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2365, CVE-2011-2374, CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox handled JavaScript Array objects. A website containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-2371)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Firefox handled malformed JavaScript. A website containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-2373)

It was found that Firefox could treat two separate cookies as interchangeable if both were for the same domain name but one of those domain names had a trailing '.' character. This violates the same-origin policy and could possibly lead to data being leaked to the wrong domain. (CVE-2011-2362)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.18. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

This update also fixes the following bug :

* With previous versions of Firefox on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the 'background-repeat' CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) property did not work (such images were not displayed and repeated as expected). (BZ#698313)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.6.18, 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-2011-0083

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-0085

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2362

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2363

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2364

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2365

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2371

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2373

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2374

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2375

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2376

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2377

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2605

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0885

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55398

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0885.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/22/2011

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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: 6/21/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/30/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Array.reduceRight() Integer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0083, CVE-2011-0085, CVE-2011-2362, CVE-2011-2363, CVE-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2365, CVE-2011-2371, CVE-2011-2373, CVE-2011-2374, CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376, CVE-2011-2377, CVE-2011-2605

RHSA: 2011:0885