Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65782

Synopsis

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

Description

Several 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-2013-0788)

A flaw was found in the way Same Origin Wrappers were implemented in Firefox. A malicious site could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-0795)

A flaw was found in the embedded WebGL library in Firefox. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. Note: This issue only affected systems using the Intel Mesa graphics drivers. (CVE-2013-0796)

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the embedded Cairo library in Firefox. 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-2013-0800)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the JavaScript history functions. A malicious site could cause a web page to be displayed that has a baseURI pointing to a different site, allowing cross-site scripting (XSS) and phishing attacks. (CVE-2013-0793)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?26776de7

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65782

File Name: sl_20130402_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/03

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

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: 2013/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0793, CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0796, CVE-2013-0800