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RHSA-2010:0332: firefox security update

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RHSA-2010:0332: firefox security update



Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. XULRunner provides the XULRuntime environment for Mozilla Firefox.Several use-after-free flaws were found in Firefox. Visiting a web pagecontaining malicious content could result in Firefox executing arbitrarycode with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0175,CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)A flaw was found in Firefox that could allow an applet to generate a dragand drop action from a mouse click. Such an action could be used to executearbitrary JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox.(CVE-2010-0178)A privilege escalation flaw was found in Firefox when the Firebug add-on isin use. The XMLHttpRequestSpy module in the Firebug add-on exposes a Chromeprivilege escalation flaw that could be used to execute arbitraryJavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2010-0179)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-2010-0174)For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Firefox 3.0.19. You can find a link to the Mozillaadvisories in the References section of this erratum.All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containFirefox version 3.0.19, which corrects these issues. After installing theupdate, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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