RHEL 5 / 6 : firefox (RHSA-2017:0459)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97628
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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 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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 45.8.0 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-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5405)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Nils, Jerri Rice, Rh0, Anton Eliasson, David Kohlbrenner, Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero, Anonymous, Eric Lawrence of Chrome Security, Boris Zbarsky, Christian Holler, Honza Bambas, Jon Coppeard, Randell Jesup, Andre Bargull, Kan-Ru Chen, and Nathan Froyd as the original reporters.

Solution

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

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-06/

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0459

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5398

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5400

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5401

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5402

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5404

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5405

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5407

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5408

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5410

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97628

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0459.nasl

Version: 3.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2017

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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

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: 3/8/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410

RHSA: 2017:0459