Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2017-3382)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105027

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:3382 :

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 Important. 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 52.5.1 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* A privacy flaw was discovered in Firefox. In Private Browsing mode, a web worker could write persistent data to IndexedDB, which was not cleared when exiting and would persist across multiple sessions. A malicious website could exploit the flaw to bypass private-browsing protections and uniquely fingerprint visitors. (CVE-2017-7843)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Konark as the original reporter.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-December/007397.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-December/007398.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105027

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-3382.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/06

Modified: 2017/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7843

RHSA: 2017:3382