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

High Nessus Plugin ID 106337

Synopsis

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

Description

This update upgrades Firefox to version 52.6.0 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-2018-5089, CVE-2018-5091, CVE-2018-5095, CVE-2018-5096, CVE-2018-5097, CVE-2018-5098, CVE-2018-5099, CVE-2018-5102, CVE-2018-5103, CVE-2018-5104, CVE-2018-5117)

- To mitigate timing-based side-channel attacks similar to 'Spectre' and 'Meltdown', the resolution of performance.now() has been reduced from 5s to 20s.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?758db558

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106337

File Name: sl_20180124_firefox_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/25

Modified: 2018/03/16

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: 2018/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5089, CVE-2018-5091, CVE-2018-5095, CVE-2018-5096, CVE-2018-5097, CVE-2018-5098, CVE-2018-5099, CVE-2018-5102, CVE-2018-5103, CVE-2018-5104, CVE-2018-5117