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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91648


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


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)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91648

File Name: sl_20160608_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: 2016/06/08

Reference Information

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