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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61253


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


XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for applications using the Gecko layout engine.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. A web page containing a malicious PNG image 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-2011-3026)

All XULRunner users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing the update, applications using XULRunner must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61253

File Name: sl_20120216_xulrunner_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 2012/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026