Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60889


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


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

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-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3183, CVE-2010-3180)

A flaw was found in the way the Gopher parser in Firefox converted text into HTML. A malformed file name on a Gopher server could, when accessed by a victim running Firefox, allow arbitrary JavaScript to be executed in the context of the Gopher domain. (CVE-2010-3177)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could create a malicious web page that, when viewed by a victim, could steal private data from a different website the victim had loaded with Firefox. (CVE-2010-3178)

A flaw was found in the script that launches Firefox. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a different user running Firefox, if that user ran Firefox from within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.11 and 3.6.12.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60889

File Name: sl_20101110_firefox_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/11/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/11/10

Exploitable With


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3177, CVE-2010-3178, CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182, CVE-2010-3183, CVE-2010-3765