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-2014-1477, CVE-2014-1482, CVE-2014-1486)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled error messages related to
web workers. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin
policy, which could lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or
could potentially be used to gather authentication tokens and other
data from third-party websites. (CVE-2014-1487)

A flaw was found in the implementation of System Only Wrappers (SOW).
An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox. When combined with
other vulnerabilities, this flaw could have additional security
implications. (CVE-2014-1479)

It was found that the Firefox JavaScript engine incorrectly handled
window objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass
certain security checks and possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-1481)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea35d44f

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo 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: 72322 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1477
CVE-2014-1479
CVE-2014-1481
CVE-2014-1482
CVE-2014-1486
CVE-2014-1487