Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 106337
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.