Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2016-0373)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0373 :

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.

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-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1957,
CVE-2016-1958, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1962,
CVE-2016-1973, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1965,
CVE-2016-1966)

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-2016-1977,
CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793,
CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797,
CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801,
CVE-2016-2802)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Bob Clary, Christoph Diehl, Christian
Holler, Andrew McCreight, Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, Randell
Jesup, Nicolas Golubovic, Jose Martinez, Romina Santillan, Abdulrahman
Alqabandi, ca0nguyen, lokihardt, Dominique Hazael-Massieux, Nicolas
Gregoire, Tsubasa Iinuma, the Communications Electronics Security
Group (UK) of the GCHQ, Holger Fuhrmannek, Ronald Crane, and Tyson
Smith as the original reporters of these issues.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Firefox version 38.7.0 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-March/005846.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-March/005847.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-March/005850.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false