CentOS 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2017:2456)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 102504
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for firefox is now available for 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 52.3.0 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-2017-7779, CVE-2017-7798, CVE-2017-7800, CVE-2017-7801, CVE-2017-7753, CVE-2017-7784, CVE-2017-7785, CVE-2017-7786, CVE-2017-7787, CVE-2017-7792, CVE-2017-7802, CVE-2017-7807, CVE-2017-7809, CVE-2017-7791, CVE-2017-7803)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Mozilla developers and community, Frederik Braun, Looben Yang, Nils, SkyLined, Oliver Wagner, Fraser Tweedale, Mathias Karlsson, Jose Maria Acuna, and Rhys Enniks as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4e34a89c

http://www.nessus.org/u?0da83994

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102504

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2456.nasl

Version: 3.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/16/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7779

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7753, CVE-2017-7779, CVE-2017-7784, CVE-2017-7785, CVE-2017-7786, CVE-2017-7787, CVE-2017-7791, CVE-2017-7792, CVE-2017-7798, CVE-2017-7800, CVE-2017-7801, CVE-2017-7802, CVE-2017-7803, CVE-2017-7807, CVE-2017-7809

RHSA: 2017:2456