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

High Nessus Plugin ID 88796


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple security flaws were found in the graphite2 font library shipped with Firefox. 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-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523)

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: High

ID: 88796

File Name: sl_20160216_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/17

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523