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-2013-1701)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox generated Certificate Request
Message Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to
perform cross- site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-1710)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the interaction between
frames and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick
Firefox into treating malicious content as if it came from the browser
history, allowing for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the
way Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An
attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install
malicious add-ons from third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)

It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An
attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, Firefox incorrectly
handled Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via
Firefox, the applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to
files on the user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5753292f

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: 69257 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1701
CVE-2013-1709
CVE-2013-1710
CVE-2013-1713
CVE-2013-1714
CVE-2013-1717