RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2016:2946)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95819

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 45.6.0 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-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9899, CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9901, CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9904, CVE-2016-9905)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Philipp, Wladimir Palant, Nils, Jann Horn, Aral, Andrew Krasichkov, insertscript, Jan de Mooij, Iris Hsiao, Christian Holler, Carsten Book, Timothy Nikkel, Christoph Diehl, Olli Pettay, Raymond Forbes, and Boris Zbarsky 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-2016:2946

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9905

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9901

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9898

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9899

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9904

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9897

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9895

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9900

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9893

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9902

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95819

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2946.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/14

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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:F/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:7.3, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9899, CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9901, CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9904, CVE-2016-9905

RHSA: 2016:2946