RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2016:2946)

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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 45.6.0 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-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9899,
CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9900,
CVE-2016-9901, CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9904, CVE-2016-9905)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Philipp, Wladimir Palant, Nils, Jann
Horn, Aral, Andrew Krasichkov, insertscript, Jan de Mooij, Iris Hsiao,
Christian Holler, Carsten Book, Timothy Nikkel, Christoph Diehl, Olli
Pettay, Raymond Forbes, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9893.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9895.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9897.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9898.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9899.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9900.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9901.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9902.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9904.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9905.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?8b5eaff4
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2946.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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95819 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9893
CVE-2016-9895
CVE-2016-9897
CVE-2016-9898
CVE-2016-9899
CVE-2016-9900
CVE-2016-9901
CVE-2016-9902
CVE-2016-9904
CVE-2016-9905

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