CentOS 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2017:3247)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 104675

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 52.5.0 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-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, David Keeler, Jon Coppeard, Julien Cristau, Jan de Mooij, Jason Kratzer, Philipp, Nicholas Nethercote, Oriol Brufau, Andre Bargull, Bob Clary, Jet Villegas, Randell Jesup, Tyson Smith, Gary Kwong, Ryan VanderMeulen, Nils, and Jun Kokatsu as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5ce8d56b

http://www.nessus.org/u?ade1873a

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104675

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3247.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/20

Modified: 2018/08/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830

RHSA: 2017:3247