Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.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-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205, CVE-2015-7210,
CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213, CVE-2015-7222)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled content using the 'data:'
and 'view-source:' URIs. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the
same- origin policy and read data from cross-site URLs and local
files. (CVE-2015-7214)

5.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update,
Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5ecb6b15

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87492 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7201
CVE-2015-7205
CVE-2015-7210
CVE-2015-7212
CVE-2015-7213
CVE-2015-7214
CVE-2015-7222

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