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-2015-4513, CVE-2015-7189, CVE-2015-7194,
CVE-2015-7196, CVE-2015-7198, CVE-2015-7197)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled
certain cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests. A web page
containing malicious content could cause Firefox to disclose sensitive
information. (CVE-2015-7193)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled
URLs containing IP addresses with white-space characters. This could
lead to cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2015-7188)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?46e74b83

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: 86748 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4513
CVE-2015-7188
CVE-2015-7189
CVE-2015-7193
CVE-2015-7194
CVE-2015-7196
CVE-2015-7197
CVE-2015-7198

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