Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.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-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592,
CVE-2014-1593)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which could allow applications to
schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application
could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-1594)

This update disables SSL 3.0 support by default in Firefox. Details on
how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support are available at :

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d2d367b9

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79712 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1587
CVE-2014-1590
CVE-2014-1592
CVE-2014-1593
CVE-2014-1594

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