Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x i386/x86_64 (20120216)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61251
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Synopsis

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

Description

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox handled PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. A web page containing a malicious PNG image could cause Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2011-3026)

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?79079504

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61251

File Name: sl_20120216_firefox_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, 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: 2/16/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026