firefox security update

2010-10-28T22:36:12
ID CESA-2010:0808
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2010-10-28T22:37:15

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2010:0808

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

A race condition flaw was found in the way Firefox handled Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. 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-2010-3765)

For technical details regarding this flaw, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.6.12. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-October/029165.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-October/029166.html

Affected packages: firefox

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0808.html