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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83450


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-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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83450

File Name: sl_20150512_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/14

Modified: 2015/07/12

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: 2015/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0797, CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713, CVE-2015-2716