Oracle Linux 5 : xulrunner (ELSA-2010-0809)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68128


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0809 :

Updated xulrunner packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for applications using the Gecko layout engine.

A race condition flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. Malicious HTML content could cause an application linked against XULRunner (such as Firefox) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3765)

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.12. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All XULRunner users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, applications using XULRunner must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected xulrunner packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68128

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0809.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner-devel, 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: 2010/10/28

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Interleaved document.write/appendChild Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3765

OSVDB: 68905, 68921

RHSA: 2010:0809