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 terminate
unexpectedly or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5597,
CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)

It was found that the Firefox JavaScript engine incorrectly allocated
memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw with
other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5595)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could
combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5604)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0e0a0423

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: 70704 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5590
CVE-2013-5595
CVE-2013-5597
CVE-2013-5599
CVE-2013-5600
CVE-2013-5601
CVE-2013-5602
CVE-2013-5604