Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60314
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5947)
Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5959)
A race condition existed when Firefox set the 'window.location' property for a webpage. This flaw could allow a webpage to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-devel packages.