RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2015:2657)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87455
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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-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205, CVE-2015-7210, CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213, CVE-2015-7222)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled content using the 'data:' and 'view-source:' URIs. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy and read data from cross-site URLs and local files.
(CVE-2015-7214)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Andrei Vaida, Jesse Ruderman, Bob Clary, Looben Yang, Abhishek Arya, Ronald Crane, Gerald Squelart, and Tsubasa Iinuma as the original reporters of these issues.

All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 38.5.0 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-2015:2657

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7201

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7214

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7213

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7205

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7212

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7222

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-7210

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87455

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2657.nasl

Version: 2.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2015

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:7.2, 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: 12/16/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/16/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205, CVE-2015-7210, CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213, CVE-2015-7214, CVE-2015-7222

RHSA: 2015:2657