Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60889
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox, xulrunner and / or xulrunner-devel packages.