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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60767
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several use-after-free flaws were found in Firefox. Visiting a web page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)

A flaw was found in Firefox that could allow an applet to generate a drag and drop action from a mouse click. Such an action could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0178)

A privilege escalation flaw was found in Firefox when the Firebug add-on is in use. The XMLHttpRequestSpy module in the Firebug add-on exposes a Chrome privilege escalation flaw that could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0179)

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-2010-0174)

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?e7f6353b

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60767

File Name: sl_20100330_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

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: 3/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0174, CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177, CVE-2010-0178, CVE-2010-0179