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-2013-1682, CVE-2013-1684, CVE-2013-1685,
CVE-2013-1686, CVE-2013-1687, CVE-2013-1690)

It was found that Firefox allowed data to be sent in the body of
XMLHttpRequest (XHR) HEAD requests. In some cases this could allow
attackers to conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
(CVE-2013-1692)

Timing differences in the way Firefox processed SVG image files could
allow an attacker to read data across domains, potentially leading to
information disclosure. (CVE-2013-1693)

Two flaws were found in the way Firefox implemented some of its
internal structures (called wrappers). An attacker could use these
flaws to bypass some restrictions placed on them. This could lead to
unexpected behavior or a potentially exploitable crash.
(CVE-2013-1694, CVE-2013-1697)

0.7 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update,
Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f6ee694

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66983 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1682
CVE-2013-1684
CVE-2013-1685
CVE-2013-1686
CVE-2013-1687
CVE-2013-1690
CVE-2013-1692
CVE-2013-1693
CVE-2013-1694
CVE-2013-1697