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

High Nessus Plugin ID 93643


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


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)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93643

File Name: sl_20160921_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/22

Modified: 2016/10/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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: 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: 2016/09/21

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