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Description

**CentOS Errata and Security Advisory** CESA-2008:0103 Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several flaws were found in the way Firefox processed certain malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419) Several flaws were found in the way Firefox displayed malformed web content. A webpage containing specially-crafted content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593) A flaw was found in the way Firefox stored password data. If a user saves login information for a malicious website, it could be possible to corrupt the password database, preventing the user from properly accessing saved password data. (CVE-2008-0417) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious website to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation of Firefox. (CVE-2008-0418) A flaw was found in the way Firefox saves certain text files. If a website offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain", Firefox will not show future "text/plain" content to the user in the browser, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592) Users of firefox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. **Merged security bulletin from advisories:** https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051582.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051583.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051588.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051589.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051594.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051596.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051597.html https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/051600.html **Affected packages:** firefox firefox-devel **Upstream details at:** https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0103


Affected Package


OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 5 firefox 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox-devel 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox-devel 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox-devel 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 5 firefox 1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos3
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos3
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos3
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos3
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos
CentOS 4 firefox 1.5.0.12-0.10.el4.centos

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