Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69257
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2013-1701)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox generated Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to perform cross- site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-1710)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled the interaction between frames and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick Firefox into treating malicious content as if it came from the browser history, allowing for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)
It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)
It was found that, in certain circumstances, Firefox incorrectly handled Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via Firefox, the applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to files on the user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.