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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85296


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was discovered in Mozilla Firefox that could be used to violate the same-origin policy and inject web script into a non-privileged part of the built-in PDF file viewer (PDF.js). An attacker could create a malicious web page that, when viewed by a victim, could steal arbitrary files (including private SSH keys, the /etc/passwd file, and other potentially sensitive files) from the system running Firefox.

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


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85296

File Name: sl_20150807_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/10

Modified: 2015/11/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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: 2015/08/07

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4495