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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79712


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-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which could allow applications to schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-1594)

This update disables SSL 3.0 support by default in Firefox. Details on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support are available at :

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79712

File Name: sl_20141202_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/04

Modified: 2015/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2014/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593, CVE-2014-1594