CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox / xulrunner (CESA-2013:0144)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63431
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0746, CVE-2013-0750, CVE-2013-0753, CVE-2013-0754, CVE-2013-0762, CVE-2013-0766, CVE-2013-0767, CVE-2013-0769)

A flaw was found in the way Chrome Object Wrappers were implemented.
Malicious content could be used to cause Firefox to execute arbitrary code via plug-ins installed in Firefox. (CVE-2013-0758)

A flaw in the way Firefox displayed URL values in the address bar could allow a malicious site or user to perform a phishing attack.
(CVE-2013-0759)

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way certain JavaScript functions were implemented in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and other security restrictions. (CVE-2013-0748)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 10.0.12 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Atte Kettunen, Boris Zbarsky, pa_kt, regenrecht, Abhishek Arya, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Mats Palmgren, Chiaki Ishikawa, Mariusz Mlynski, Masato Kinugawa, and Jesse Ruderman as the original reporters of these issues.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 10.0.12 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or xulrunner packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cf178259

http://www.nessus.org/u?056061f2

http://www.nessus.org/u?3076771a

http://www.nessus.org/u?d863b80f

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea172ff2

http://www.nessus.org/u?1b83b489

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63431

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-0144.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/9/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0750

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox 17.0.1 Flash Privileged Code Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0746, CVE-2013-0748, CVE-2013-0750, CVE-2013-0753, CVE-2013-0754, CVE-2013-0758, CVE-2013-0759, CVE-2013-0762, CVE-2013-0766, CVE-2013-0767, CVE-2013-0769

BID: 57185

RHSA: 2013:0144