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-2014-1493, CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511,
CVE-2014-1512, CVE-2014-1513, CVE-2014-1514)

Several information disclosure flaws were found in the way Firefox
processed malformed web content. An attacker could use these flaws to
gain access to sensitive information such as cross-domain content or
protected memory addresses or, potentially, cause Firefox to crash.
(CVE-2014-1497, CVE-2014-1508, CVE-2014-1505)

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way Firefox rendered certain
PDF files. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a
malicious extension could use this flaw to crash Firefox or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2014-1509)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?16736178

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73114 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1493
CVE-2014-1497
CVE-2014-1505
CVE-2014-1508
CVE-2014-1509
CVE-2014-1510
CVE-2014-1511
CVE-2014-1512
CVE-2014-1513
CVE-2014-1514