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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60443


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


An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs.
If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60443

File Name: sl_20080716_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: 2008/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

CWE: 20, 189