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

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95051 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5290

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