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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60880

Synopsis

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

Description

A race condition flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. Malicious HTML content could cause an application linked against XULRunner (such as Firefox) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3765)

After installing the update, applications using XULRunner must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected xulrunner and / or xulrunner-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0fd6b380

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60880

File Name: sl_20101027_xulrunner_on_SL5_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