Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2010-0112)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67999
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0112 :
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.
A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. Under low memory conditions, visiting a web page containing malicious content could result in Firefox executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1571)
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-2010-0159, CVE-2010-0160)
For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.18. 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 3.0.18, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox packages.