RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2016:2843)

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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 45.5.1 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was 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-2016-9079)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9079.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e8153102
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2843.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95465 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9079

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