Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20150703)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 84543
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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-2015-2724, 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.
(CVE-2015-2743)

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

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b38e0efa

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 84543

File Name: sl_20150703_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, 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: 7/3/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2722, CVE-2015-2724, CVE-2015-2725, 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, CVE-2015-2741, CVE-2015-2743