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Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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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)


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