Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60494
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2008-0017, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021)
Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A web site containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox opened 'file:' URIs. If a file:
URI was loaded in the same tab as a chrome or privileged 'about:' page, the file: URI could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-5015)
For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.4.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.