Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2007-1082)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67615


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


From 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.


Update the affected firefox packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67615

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-1082.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5947, CVE-2007-5959, CVE-2007-5960

BID: 26385, 26589, 26593

OSVDB: 38463, 38867, 38868

RHSA: 2007:1082

CWE: 22, 79