Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20151104)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86748
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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-2015-4513, CVE-2015-7189, CVE-2015-7194, CVE-2015-7196, CVE-2015-7198, CVE-2015-7197)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-7193)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled URLs containing IP addresses with white-space characters. This could lead to cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2015-7188)

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?91b6fce9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86748

File Name: sl_20151104_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 11/4/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4513, CVE-2015-7188, CVE-2015-7189, CVE-2015-7193, CVE-2015-7194, CVE-2015-7196, CVE-2015-7197, CVE-2015-7198