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

High Nessus Plugin ID 62556


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


A flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled security wrappers. A web page containing malicious content could possibly cause an application linked against XULRunner (such as Mozilla Firefox) to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-4193)

After installing the update, applications using XULRunner must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62556

File Name: sl_20121012_xulrunner_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/16

Modified: 2012/12/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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: 2012/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4193