Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-0449)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67850
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0449 :
Updated firefox packages that fix one security issue 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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.
A flaw was found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla security advisory for Firefox 3.0.10. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata.
All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.10, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the change to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox packages.