Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 83450
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-0797, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713)
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Firefox, could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-2716)
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.