Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20161201)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95869

Synopsis

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

Description

This update upgrades Firefox to version 45.5.1 ESR.

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was 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-2016-9079)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b6599d5

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95869

File Name: sl_20161201_firefox_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9079