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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 71371

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-2013-5609, 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)

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

Solution

Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?fa69a949

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71371

File Name: sl_20131211_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/12

Modified: 2013/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

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: 2013/12/11

Reference Information

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