Oracle Linux 4 : firefox (ELSA-2008-0598)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67727
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0598 :
An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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.
An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs.
If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges.
All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.