Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20131029)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 70704

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 terminate unexpectedly or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)

It was found that the Firefox JavaScript engine incorrectly allocated memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5595)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5604)

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?1869bdd7

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 70704

File Name: sl_20131029_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/31

Updated: 2020/03/12

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xulrunner-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xulrunner-devel, 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: 2013/10/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5595, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602, CVE-2013-5604