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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60878

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

A race condition flaw was found in the way Firefox handled Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. 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-2010-3765)

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

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1b22cdf2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60878

File Name: sl_20101027_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Interleaved document.write/appendChild Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3765