Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-1430)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67922

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1430 :

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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. nspr provides the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR).

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-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2009-3079)

Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. 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 3.0.14, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-September/001147.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-September/001150.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67922

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1430.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner-devel-unstable, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2470, CVE-2009-2654, CVE-2009-2662, CVE-2009-2663, CVE-2009-2664, CVE-2009-2665, CVE-2009-3069, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3073, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3078, CVE-2009-3079

BID: 35803, 36343

RHSA: 2009:1430

CWE: 20, 94, 119, 399