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

High Nessus Plugin ID 82520

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 crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0813, CVE-2015-0815, CVE-2015-0801)

A flaw was found in the way documents were loaded via resource URLs in, for example, Mozilla's PDF.js PDF file viewer. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass certain restrictions and under certain conditions even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0816)

A flaw was found in the Beacon interface implementation in Firefox. A web page containing malicious content could allow a remote attacker to conduct a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack. (CVE-2015-0807)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8438e7cb

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82520

File Name: sl_20150401_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/02

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/01

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0801, CVE-2015-0807, CVE-2015-0813, CVE-2015-0815, CVE-2015-0816