CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2016:0695)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90723

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.1.0 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple 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-2016-2805, CVE-2016-2806, CVE-2016-2807, CVE-2016-2808, CVE-2016-2814)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Phil Ringalda, CESG (the Information Security Arm of GCHQ), Sascha Just, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Tyson Smith, Boris Zbarsky, David Bolter, Carsten Book, Mats Palmgren, Gary Kwong, and Randell Jesup as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4efd9d4a

http://www.nessus.org/u?32a70ef1

http://www.nessus.org/u?9e36b249

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90723

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-0695.nasl

Version: 2.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2805

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:firefox, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1526, CVE-2016-2805, CVE-2016-2806, CVE-2016-2807, CVE-2016-2808, CVE-2016-2814

RHSA: 2016:0695