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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60506
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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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored attributes in XML User Interface Language (XUL) elements. A website could use this flaw to track users across browser sessions, even if users did not allow the site to store cookies in the victim's browser. (CVE-2008-5505)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by Firefox.
This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

A flaw was found in Firefox's CSS parser. A malicious web page could inject NULL characters into a CSS input string, possibly bypassing an application's script sanitization routines. (CVE-2008-5510)

For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.5. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section.

Note: after the errata packages are installed, Firefox must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?012cdd0a

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60506

File Name: sl_20081216_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

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: 12/16/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5505, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5510, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399