Oracle Linux 7 : firefox (ELSA-2017-0558)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0558 :

An update for firefox is now available for 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.

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-2017-5428)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Chaitin Security Research Lab via Trend
Micro's Zero Day Initiative as the original reporters.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006787.html

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97820 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5428

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