Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : xulrunner (ELSA-2012-0143)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68465

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0143 :

Updated xulrunner packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way XULRunner handled PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. A web page containing a malicious PNG image 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-2011-3026)

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

Solution

Update the affected xulrunner packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002617.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002619.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68465

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0143.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026

RHSA: 2012:0143