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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60376


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


Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed web content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. A web page containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)


Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60376

File Name: sl_20080326_firefox_on_SL4_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: 2008/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241

CWE: 59, 79, 94, 287, 399