Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87492
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-2015-7201, 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)
5.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.