RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2016:2780)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 45.5.0 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-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297,
CVE-2016-9066, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5290)

* A flaw was found in the way Add-on update process was handled by
Firefox. A Man-in-the-Middle attacker could use this flaw to install a
malicious signed add-on update. (CVE-2016-9064)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Abhishek Arya, Andre Bargull, Samuel
Gross, Yuyang Zhou, Olli Pettay, Christian Holler, Ehsan Akhgari, Jon
Coppeard, Gary Kwong, Tooru Fujisawa, Philipp, and Randell Jesup as
the original reporters.

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94920 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5290

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