Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 78848


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-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1581, CVE-2014-1576, CVE-2014-1577)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which allows applications to schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass cross-origin restrictions.

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: High

ID: 78848

File Name: sl_20141015_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/04

Modified: 2014/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 2014/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1576, CVE-2014-1577, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1581, CVE-2014-1583