CentOS Update for firefox CESA-2012:1482 centos5

Published: 2012-11-23 06:18:48
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'firefox' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
firefox on CentOS 5

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. 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-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5842) A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox handled GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images. A web page containing a malicious GIF image could cause Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2012-4202) A flaw was found in the way the Style Inspector tool in Firefox handled certain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Running the tool (Tools -> Web Developer -> Inspect) on malicious CSS could result in the execution of HTML and CSS content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2012-4210) A flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded the HZ-GB-2312 character encoding. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website. (CVE-2012-4207) A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Firefox. Malicious content could possibly use this flaw to allow restricted content to be loaded by plug-ins. (CVE-2012-4209) A flaw was found in the way cross-origin wrappers were implemented. Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-5841) A flaw was found in the evalInSandbox implementation in Firefox. Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-4201) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 10.0.11 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 Abhishek Arya, miaubiz, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Bob Clary, Kyle Huey, Atte Kettunen, Mariusz Mlynski, Masato Kinugawa, Bobby Holley, and moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporters of these issues. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain Firefox version 10.0.11 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4201
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4202
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4207
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4209
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4210
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4214
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4215
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-4216
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5829
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5830
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5833
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5835
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5839
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5840
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5841
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-5842

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-November/019003.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2012-11-23
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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