Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61170

Synopsis

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

Description

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain add-ons. A web page containing malicious content could cause an add-on to grant itself full browser privileges, which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2011-3647)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain multibyte character sets. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website. (CVE-2011-3648)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled large JavaScript scripts.
A web page containing malicious JavaScript could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-3650)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.24. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.6.24, which corrects these issues. 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?41adb7f3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61170

File Name: sl_20111108_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3647, CVE-2011-3648, CVE-2011-3650