Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120829)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61726
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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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964)

A web page containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3970)

Two flaws were found in the way Firefox rendered certain images using WebGL. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-3967, CVE-2012-3968)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded embedded bitmap images in Icon Format (ICO) files. A web page containing a malicious ICO file could cause Firefox to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-3966)

A flaw was found in the way the 'eval' command was handled by the Firefox Web Console. Running 'eval' in the Web Console while viewing a web page containing malicious content could possibly cause Firefox to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-3980)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way Firefox used the format-number feature of XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). A web page containing malicious content could possibly cause an information leak, or cause Firefox to crash.
(CVE-2012-3972)

It was found that the SSL certificate information for a previously visited site could be displayed in the address bar while the main window displayed a new page. This could lead to phishing attacks as attackers could use this flaw to trick users into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2012-3976)

A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Firefox.
Malicious content could use this flaw to possibly allow restricted content to be loaded. (CVE-2012-3978)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 10.0.7 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?85e1ae48

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61726

File Name: sl_20120829_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xulrunner-devel, 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: 8/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/29/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964, CVE-2012-3966, CVE-2012-3967, CVE-2012-3968, CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3970, CVE-2012-3972, CVE-2012-3976, CVE-2012-3978, CVE-2012-3980