Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2016-0197)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0197 :

Updated firefox packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the
XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

Multiple security flaws were found in the graphite2 font library
shipped with Firefox. 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-2016-1521,
CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523)

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 38.6.1 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to
take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-February/005781.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-February/005783.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-February/005785.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88781 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1521
CVE-2016-1522
CVE-2016-1523
CVE-2016-1969

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