RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2015:1586)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 85342
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated firefox packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox.

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-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4475, CVE-2015-4478, CVE-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4493, CVE-2015-4484, CVE-2015-4491, CVE-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4492)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Byron Campen, Aki Helin, Andre Bargull, Massimiliano Tomassoli, laf.intel, Massimiliano Tomassoli, Tyson Smith, Jukka Jylanki, Gustavo Grieco, Abhishek Arya, Ronald Crane, and Looben Yang as the original reporters of these issues.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 38.2 ESR, which corrects these issues. 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?8b5eaff4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:1586

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4480

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4487

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4486

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4485

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4484

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4489

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4488

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4473

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4475

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4478

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4479

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4491

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4492

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4493

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85342

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1586.nasl

Version: 2.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2015

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/16/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4475, CVE-2015-4478, CVE-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4484, CVE-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4491, CVE-2015-4492, CVE-2015-4493

RHSA: 2015:1586