Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20121120)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63019
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. 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-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5842)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox handled GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images. A web page containing a malicious GIF image could cause Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2012-4202)

A flaw was found in the way the Style Inspector tool in Firefox handled certain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Running the tool (Tools
-> Web Developer -> Inspect) on malicious CSS could result in the execution of HTML and CSS content with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2012-4210)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded the HZ-GB-2312 character encoding. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website.
(CVE-2012-4207)

A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Firefox.
Malicious content could possibly use this flaw to allow restricted content to be loaded by plug-ins. (CVE-2012-4209)

A flaw was found in the way cross-origin wrappers were implemented.
Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-5841)

A flaw was found in the evalInSandbox implementation in Firefox.
Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-4201)

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?955dfd74

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63019

File Name: sl_20121120_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2012

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: 11/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4202, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4210, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5841, CVE-2012-5842