Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2007-1082)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67615
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1082 :
Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.
A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5947)
Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2007-5959)
A race condition existed when Firefox set the 'window.location' property for a webpage. This flaw could allow a webpage to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)
Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox packages.