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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

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-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5616,
CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-5613)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox rendered web content with missing
character encoding information. An attacker could use this flaw to
possibly bypass same-origin inheritance and perform cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-5612)

It was found that certain malicious web content could bypass
restrictions applied by sandboxed iframes. An attacker could combine
this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5614)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71371 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5609

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