Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 105030

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a7ee9385

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105030

File Name: sl_20171205_firefox_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/06

Modified: 2017/12/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7843