Scientific Linux Security Update : nspluginwrapper on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62919


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


It was not possible for plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper to discover whether the browser was running in Private Browsing mode.
This flaw could lead to plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper using normal mode while they were expected to run in Private Browsing mode.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- When using the Adobe Reader(tm) web browser plug-in provided by the acroread-plugin package on a 64-bit system, opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files in Firefox could cause the plug-in to crash and a black window to be displayed where the PDF should be. Firefox had to be restarted to resolve the issue. This update implements a workaround in nspluginwrapper to automatically handle the plug-in crash, so that users no longer have to keep restarting Firefox.

This will update nspluginwrapper to upstream version 1.4.4.

After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected nspluginwrapper package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62919

File Name: sl_20121113_nspluginwrapper_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/14

Modified: 2012/11/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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: 2012/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2486