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RHSA-2009:1430: firefox security update

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RHSA-2009:1430: firefox security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/10/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the XULRuntime environment for Mozilla Firefox. nspr provides the NetscapePortable Runtime (NSPR).Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningFirefox. (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 flawto crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077)A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A websitewith an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute thatJavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3079)Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules werenot informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing amalicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their ownCertificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possibleto trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or,potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningFirefox. (CVE-2009-3076)A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar whenwindow.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flawto conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing theyare viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654)A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. Anattacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly trickinga user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078)For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Firefox 3.0.14. You can find a link to the Mozillaadvisories in the References section of this errata.All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containFirefox version 3.0.14, which corrects these issues. After installing theupdate, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-firefox
  • redhat-upgrade-nspr
  • redhat-upgrade-nspr-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-devel-unstable

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