Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : firefox (ELSA-2012-0515)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68517

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0515 :

Updated firefox packages that fix multiple security issues 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. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A flaw was found in Sanitiser for OpenType (OTS), used by Firefox to help prevent potential exploits in malformed OpenType fonts. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-3062)

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-2012-0467, CVE-2012-0468, CVE-2012-0469)

A web page containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-0470)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox used its embedded Cairo library to render certain fonts. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2012-0472)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox rendered certain images using WebGL. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-0478)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain multibyte character sets. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website. (CVE-2012-0471)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox rendered certain graphics using WebGL. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash. (CVE-2012-0473)

A flaw in Firefox allowed the address bar to display a different website than the one the user was visiting. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site, or allowing scripts to be loaded from the attacker's site, possibly leading to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-0474)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded the ISO-2022-KR and ISO-2022-CN character sets. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website. (CVE-2012-0477)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled RSS and Atom feeds.
Invalid RSS or Atom content loaded over HTTPS caused Firefox to display the address of said content in the location bar, but not the content in the main window. The previous content continued to be displayed. An attacker could use this flaw to perform phishing attacks, or trick users into thinking they are visiting the site reported by the location bar, when the page is actually content controlled by an attacker. (CVE-2012-0479)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 10.0.4 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team as the original reporter of CVE-2011-3062; Aki Helin from OUSPG as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0469; Atte Kettunen from OUSPG as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0470; wushi of team509 via iDefense as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0472; Ms2ger as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0478; Anne van Kesteren of Opera Software as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0471; Matias Juntunen as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0473; Jordi Chancel and Eddy Bordi, and Chris McGowen as the original reporters of CVE-2012-0474; Masato Kinugawa as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0477; and Jeroen van der Gun as the original reporter of CVE-2012-0479.

Solution

Update the affected firefox packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-April/002773.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-April/002777.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68517

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0515.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/09/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox, 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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3062, CVE-2012-0467, CVE-2012-0468, CVE-2012-0469, CVE-2012-0470, CVE-2012-0471, CVE-2012-0472, CVE-2012-0473, CVE-2012-0474, CVE-2012-0477, CVE-2012-0478, CVE-2012-0479

BID: 53218, 53219, 53220, 53221, 53222, 53223, 53224, 53225, 53227, 53228, 53229, 53231

RHSA: 2012:0515