CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox (CESA-2013:1812)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 71354
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-5613)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox rendered web content with missing character encoding information. An attacker could use this flaw to possibly bypass same-origin inheritance and perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-5612)

It was found that certain malicious web content could bypass restrictions applied by sandboxed iframes. An attacker could combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2013-5614)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Ben Turner, Bobby Holley, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Masato Kinugawa, Daniel Veditz, Jesse Schwartzentruber, Nils, Tyson Smith, and Atte Kettunen as the original reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 24.2.0 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 24.2.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1e08e212

http://www.nessus.org/u?a12f7a04

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71354

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-1812.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-5609

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0772, CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5612, CVE-2013-5613, CVE-2013-5614, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6671

BID: 58034, 64203, 64204, 64205, 64207, 64209, 64211, 64212

RHSA: 2013:1812