RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0397)

2009-03-30T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0397.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-27T00:00:00

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way Firefox handles XML files containing an XSLT transform. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1169)

A flaw was discovered in the way Firefox handles certain XUL garbage collection events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1044)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata.

Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, they contain backported patches to the firefox package. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, they contain backported patches to the xulrunner packages. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0397. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(36043);
  script_version ("1.23");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/27 13:31:32");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-1044", "CVE-2009-1169");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2009:0397");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0397)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way Firefox handles XML
files containing an XSLT transform. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-1169)

A flaw was discovered in the way Firefox handles certain XUL garbage
collection events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash
Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2009-1044)

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in
the References section of this errata.

Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, they contain backported
patches to the firefox package. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, they
contain backported patches to the xulrunner packages. After installing
the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1044"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1169"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0397"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xulrunner-devel-unstable");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/03/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/03/30");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(4|5)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 4.x / 5.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2009:0397";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"firefox-3.0.7-3.el4")) flag++;


  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", reference:"xulrunner-1.9.0.7-3.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", reference:"xulrunner-devel-1.9.0.7-3.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-3.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"s390x", reference:"xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-3.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"xulrunner-devel-unstable-1.9.0.7-3.el5")) flag++;


  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "firefox / xulrunner / xulrunner-devel / xulrunner-devel-unstable");
  }
}