Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2016-1912)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1912 :

An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.4.0 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple 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-2016-5257, CVE-2016-5278,
CVE-2016-5270, CVE-2016-5272, CVE-2016-5274, CVE-2016-5276,
CVE-2016-5277, CVE-2016-5280, CVE-2016-5281, CVE-2016-5284,
CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5261)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Samuel Gross, Brian Carpenter, Mei Wang,
Ryan Duff, Catalin Dumitru, Mozilla developers, Christoph Diehl,
Andrew McCreight, Dan Minor, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Steve Fink,
Tyson Smith, Philipp, Carsten Book, Abhishek Arya, Atte Kettunen, and
Nils as the original reporters.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-September/006350.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-September/006351.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-September/006352.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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