Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60192


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain FTP PASV commands.
A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall. (CVE-2007-1562)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Firefox handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Firefox from functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the addEventListener JavaScript method. A malicious website could use this method to access or modify sensitive data from another website. (CVE-2007-2870)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious web page could generate content that would overlay user interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.


Update the affected devhelp, firefox and / or yelp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60192

File Name: sl_20070530_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-1562, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2870, CVE-2007-2871

CWE: 20, 94, 119