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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60683

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles form history. A malicious web page could steal saved form data by synthesizing input events, causing the browser to auto-fill form fields (which could then be read by an attacker). (CVE-2009-3370)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox creates temporary file names for downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file Firefox is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)

A flaw was found in the Firefox Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file processor. If Firefox loads a malicious PAC file, it could crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3372)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Firefox GIF image processor. A malicious GIF image could crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3373)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Firefox string to floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1563)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles text selection. A malicious website may be able to read highlighted text in a different domain (e.g. another website the user is viewing), bypassing the same-origin policy. (CVE-2009-3375)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays a right-to-left override character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed in the title bar differs from the name displayed in the dialog body.
An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a file that has a file name or extension that differs from what the user expected. (CVE-2009-3376)

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-2009-3374, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3382)

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?583d7ae4

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60683

File Name: sl_20091027_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

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: 2009/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-3274, CVE-2009-3370, CVE-2009-3372, CVE-2009-3373, CVE-2009-3374, CVE-2009-3375, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3382

CWE: 16, 119, 264