Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2014-1144)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 77513
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1144 :

Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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 crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jan de Mooij as the original reporter of CVE-2014-1562, and regenrecht as the original reporter of CVE-2014-1567.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 24.8.0 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 24.8.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected firefox packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004403.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004409.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004410.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77513

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1144.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xulrunner-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567

BID: 69519, 69520

RHSA: 2014:1144