Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 84543
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-2015-2724, CVE-2015-2725, CVE-2015-2722, CVE-2015-2727, CVE-2015-2728, CVE-2015-2729, CVE-2015-2731, CVE-2015-2733, CVE-2015-2734, CVE-2015-2735, CVE-2015-2736, CVE-2015-2737, CVE-2015-2738, CVE-2015-2739, CVE-2015-2740)
It was found that Firefox skipped key-pinning checks when handling an error that could be overridden by the user (for example an expired certificate error). This flaw allowed a user to override a pinned certificate, which is an action the user should not be able to perform. (CVE-2015-2741)
A flaw was discovered in Mozilla's PDF.js PDF file viewer. When combined with another vulnerability, it could allow execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.
After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.