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 :

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)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?efcb488a

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88796 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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