RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2016:1912)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93642

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

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 45.4.0 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.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8b5eaff4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1912

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5250

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5257

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5261

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5270

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5272

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5274

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5276

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5277

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5278

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5280

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5281

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5284

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93642

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1912.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/22

Updated: 2019/07/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firefox-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/05

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

RHSA: 2016:1912