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-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1529,
CVE-2014-1531)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Firefox resolved hosts in
certain circumstances. An attacker could use this flaw to crash
Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Firefox. (CVE-2014-1532)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Firefox decoded JPEG
images. Loading a web page containing a specially crafted JPEG image
could cause Firefox to crash. (CVE-2014-1523)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled browser navigations
through history. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause the
address bar of the browser to display a web page name while loading
content from an entirely different web page, which could allow for
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2014-1530)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?02b8a622

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: 73797 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1518
CVE-2014-1523
CVE-2014-1524
CVE-2014-1529
CVE-2014-1530
CVE-2014-1531
CVE-2014-1532