RHEL 5 / 6 : firefox (RHSA-2013:0696)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65780

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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-2013-0788)

A flaw was found in the way Same Origin Wrappers were implemented in Firefox. A malicious site could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-0795)

A flaw was found in the embedded WebGL library in 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. Note: This issue only affected systems using the Intel Mesa graphics drivers. (CVE-2013-0796)

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the embedded Cairo library in 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-2013-0800)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the JavaScript history functions. A malicious site could cause a web page to be displayed that has a baseURI pointing to a different site, allowing cross-site scripting (XSS) and phishing attacks. (CVE-2013-0793)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Olli Pettay, Jesse Ruderman, Boris Zbarsky, Christian Holler, Milan Sreckovic, Joe Drew, Cody Crews, miaubiz, Abhishek Arya, and Mariusz Mlynski as the original reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 17.0.5 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 17.0.5 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a134523f

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:0696

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0788

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0795

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0793

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0800

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0796

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65780

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0696.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/03

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0793, CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0796, CVE-2013-0800

BID: 58818

RHSA: 2013:0696