Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20160216)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88796

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6f791b8a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88796

File Name: sl_20160216_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/17/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, 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: 2/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Reference Information

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