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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69945


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


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-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain DOM JavaScript objects. An attacker could use this flaw to make JavaScript client or add- on code make incorrect, security sensitive decisions.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69945

File Name: sl_20130917_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/18

Modified: 2013/11/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


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: 2013/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1737