Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2016-1217)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91535


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1217 :

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 45.2.0 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-2016-2818, CVE-2016-2819, CVE-2016-2821, CVE-2016-2822, CVE-2016-2828, CVE-2016-2831)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges sushi Anton Larsson, firehack, Jordi Chancel, Christian Holler, Sylvestre Ledru, Tyson Smith, jomo, Jesse Ruderman, Julian Seward, Timothy Nikkel, Karl Tomlinson, Olli Pettay, and Gary Kwong as the original reporters.


Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91535

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1217.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/09

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2818, CVE-2016-2819, CVE-2016-2821, CVE-2016-2822, CVE-2016-2828, CVE-2016-2831

OSVDB: 139436, 139437, 139438, 139439, 139440, 139441, 139442, 139443, 139444, 139445, 139446, 139447, 139448, 139455, 139456, 139457, 139461, 139463

RHSA: 2016:1217