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

High Nessus Plugin ID 65174


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


A flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause an application linked against XULRunner (such as Mozilla Firefox) to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-0787)

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: 65174

File Name: sl_20130308_xulrunner_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/10

Modified: 2013/04/09

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: 2013/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0787