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RHSA-2013:1476: firefox security update

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RHSA-2013:1476: firefox security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/29/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2013
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XULRuntime environment for Mozilla Firefox.Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to terminateunexpectedly or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges ofthe user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599,CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)It was found that the Firefox JavaScript engine incorrectly allocatedmemory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw withother vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of theuser running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5595)A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain Extensible StylesheetLanguage Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could combine this flawwith other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges ofthe user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5604)Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting theseissues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Dan Gohman,Byoungyoung Lee, Nils, and Abhishek Arya as the original reporters of theseissues.For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Firefox 17.0.10 ESR. 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 17.0.10 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installingthe update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-firefox
  • redhat-upgrade-firefox-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-devel

References

  • redhat-upgrade-firefox
  • redhat-upgrade-firefox-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xulrunner-devel

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