Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20180912)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117473
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update upgrades Firefox to version 60.2.0 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 62 and Firefox ESR 60.2 (CVE-2018-12376)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in driver timers (CVE-2018-12377)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in IndexedDB (CVE-2018-12378)

- Mozilla: Proxy bypass using automount and autofs (CVE-2017-16541)

- Mozilla: Out-of-bounds write with malicious MAR file (CVE-2018-12379)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cb0af6ec

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117473

File Name: sl_20180912_firefox_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/13/2018

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16541, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377, CVE-2018-12378, CVE-2018-12379