CentOS 4 : firefox (CESA-2008:0598)

2008-07-17T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0598.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-06-27T00:00:00

Description

An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs. If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933)

All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that correct these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0598 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2008:0598 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(33525);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/06/27 18:42:25");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-2785", "CVE-2008-2933");
  script_bugtraq_id(29802, 30242);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0598");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 4 : firefox (CESA-2008:0598)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed
certain web content. A malicious website could cause Firefox to crash,
or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs.
If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result
in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2008-2933)

All firefox users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches that correct these issues."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-July/015137.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?84c66b4e"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-July/015138.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?323a4bfc"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-July/015150.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?ccf3d852"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected firefox package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(20, 189);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/07/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/07/17");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && "ia64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", reference:"firefox-1.5.0.12-0.21.el4.centos")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");