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

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 105030

File Name: sl_20171205_firefox_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/06

Modified: 2018/09/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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