CentOS Update for firefox CESA-2015:1982 centos5

Published: 2015-11-05 05:15:52
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Check the version of firefox

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Several 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-2015-4513, CVE-2015-7189, CVE-2015-7194, CVE-2015-7196, CVE-2015-7198, CVE-2015-7197) A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-7193) A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in the way Firefox handled URLs containing IP addresses with white-space characters. This could lead to cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2015-7188) Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, David Major, Jesse Ruderman, Tyson Smith, Boris Zbarsky, Randell Jesup, Olli Pettay, Karl Tomlinson, Jeff Walden, and Gary Kwong, Micha Bentkowski, Looben Yang, Shinto K Anto, Gustavo Grieco, Vytautas Staraitis, Ronald Crane, and Ehsan Akhgari as the original reporters of these issues. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain Firefox version 38.4.0 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Affected Versions:
firefox on CentOS 5

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4513
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7188
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7189
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7193
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7194
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7196
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7197
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7198

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-November/021474.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2015-11-05
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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