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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87455


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


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.

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.


Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87455

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

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/17

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/16

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 125392, 131857, 131858, 131860, 131863, 131864, 131866, 131868, 131870

RHSA: 2015:2657