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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60664

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2009-2654 firefox: URL bar spoofing vulnerability

CVE-2009-3070 Firefox 3.5 3.0.14 browser engine crashes

CVE-2009-3071 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 browser engine crashes

CVE-2009-3072 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 browser engine crashes

CVE-2009-3074 Firefox 3.5 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes

CVE-2009-3075 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes

CVE-2009-3076 Firefox 3.0.14 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal

CVE-2009-3077 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability

CVE-2009-3078 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Location bar spoofing via tall line-height Unicode characters

CVE-2009-3079 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter

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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074,

CVE-2009-3075)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2009-3079)

Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata.

After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c27f4b90

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60664

File Name: sl_20090909_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2009/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2654, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3078, CVE-2009-3079

CWE: 20, 94