Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2014-1635)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1635 :

Updated firefox packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1581,
CVE-2014-1576, CVE-2014-1577)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which allows applications to
schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application
could use this flaw to bypass cross-origin restrictions.
(CVE-2014-1583)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Bobby Holley, Christian Holler, David
Bolter, Byron Campen Jon Coppeard, Atte Kettunen, Holger Fuhrmannek,
Abhishek Arya, regenrecht, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters
of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Firefox 31.2.0 ESR. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 31.2.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to
take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-October/004519.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-October/004525.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-October/004539.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78501 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70424
70426
70428
70430
70436
70440

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1574
CVE-2014-1576
CVE-2014-1577
CVE-2014-1578
CVE-2014-1581
CVE-2014-1583

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