Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. 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-2013-0788)

A flaw was found in the way Same Origin Wrappers were implemented in
Firefox. A malicious site could use this flaw to bypass the
same-origin policy and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-0795)

A flaw was found in the embedded WebGL library in Firefox. A web page
containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. Note: This issue only affected systems using the
Intel Mesa graphics drivers. (CVE-2013-0796)

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the embedded Cairo library in
Firefox. 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-2013-0800)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the JavaScript history
functions. A malicious site could cause a web page to be displayed
that has a baseURI pointing to a different site, allowing cross-site
scripting (XSS) and phishing attacks. (CVE-2013-0793)

After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b2b26a0e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65782 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0788
CVE-2013-0793
CVE-2013-0795
CVE-2013-0796
CVE-2013-0800