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-2014-8634, CVE-2014-8639, CVE-2014-8641)

It was found that the Beacon interface implementation in Firefox did
not follow the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) specification. A
web page containing malicious content could allow a remote attacker to
conduct a Cross-Site Request Forgery (XSRF) attack. (CVE-2014-8638)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- The default dictionary for Firefox's spell checker is
now correctly set to the system's locale language.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6c4377e0

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: 80545 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8634
CVE-2014-8638
CVE-2014-8639
CVE-2014-8641

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