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

High Nessus Plugin ID 95051


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


This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.5.0 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-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297, CVE-2016-9066, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5290)

- A flaw was found in the way Add-on update process was handled by Firefox. A Man-in-the-Middle attacker could use this flaw to install a malicious signed add-on update. (CVE-2016-9064)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95051

File Name: sl_20161116_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/22

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2016/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5290, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297, CVE-2016-9064, CVE-2016-9066