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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85706


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


A flaw was 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-2015-4497)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled installation of add-ons.
An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the add-on installation prompt, and trick the user inso installing an add-on from a malicious source. (CVE-2015-4498)

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: Critical

ID: 85706

File Name: sl_20150827_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/31

Modified: 2015/09/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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: 2015/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4497, CVE-2015-4498