Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2016-1912)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93641


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1912 :

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 45.4.0 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-2016-5257, CVE-2016-5278, CVE-2016-5270, CVE-2016-5272, CVE-2016-5274, CVE-2016-5276, CVE-2016-5277, CVE-2016-5280, CVE-2016-5281, CVE-2016-5284, CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5261)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Samuel Gross, Brian Carpenter, Mei Wang, Ryan Duff, Catalin Dumitru, Mozilla developers, Christoph Diehl, Andrew McCreight, Dan Minor, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Steve Fink, Tyson Smith, Philipp, Carsten Book, Abhishek Arya, Atte Kettunen, and Nils as the original reporters.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93641

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1912.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/22

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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: 2016/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5257, CVE-2016-5261, CVE-2016-5270, CVE-2016-5272, CVE-2016-5274, CVE-2016-5276, CVE-2016-5277, CVE-2016-5278, CVE-2016-5280, CVE-2016-5281, CVE-2016-5284

OSVDB: 142472, 142473, 144426, 144614, 144615, 144616, 144617, 144618, 144619, 144620, 144621, 144623, 144624, 144625, 144627, 144628, 144630, 144634, 144635, 144636

RHSA: 2016:1912