Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 86748
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.