Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-2014-1574, 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)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d39ba73a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78848 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now