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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-0797, CVE-2015-2710,
CVE-2015-2713)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox
processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially
crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Firefox, could
cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-2716)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fab29fc3

Solution :

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo 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: 83450 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0797
CVE-2015-2708
CVE-2015-2710
CVE-2015-2713
CVE-2015-2716

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