Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2017-2831)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2831 :

An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 52.4.0 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple 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-2017-7810, CVE-2017-7793,
CVE-2017-7818, CVE-2017-7819, CVE-2017-7824, CVE-2017-7814,
CVE-2017-7823)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Christoph Diehl, Jan de Mooij, Jason
Kratzer, Randell Jesup, Tom Ritter, Tyson Smith, Sebastian Hengst,
Abhishek Arya, Nils, Omair, Andre Weissflog, Francois Marier, and Jun
Kokatsu as the original reporters.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-September/007234.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-September/007236.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103558 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7793
CVE-2017-7810
CVE-2017-7814
CVE-2017-7818
CVE-2017-7819
CVE-2017-7823
CVE-2017-7824

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