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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60475
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles mouse click events. A web page containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the content window while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item under the pointer to be dragged. This could, potentially, cause the user to perform an unsafe drag-and-drop action. (CVE-2008-3837)

A flaw was found in Firefox that caused certain characters to be stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.2. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f15bc8bb

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60475

File Name: sl_20080923_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 9/23/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3837, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068

CWE: 22, 79, 189, 264, 399