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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60383


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


A flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. A web page containing such malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-1380)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60383

File Name: sl_20080416_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: 2008/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1380

CWE: 399