openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-381)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The Mozilla Firefox browser was updated to version 3.0.5, fixing
various security issues and stability problems.

The following security issues were fixed :

MFSA 2008-69 / CVE-2008-5513: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4
reported vulnerabilities in the session-restore feature by which
content could be injected into an incorrect document storage location,
including storage locations for other domains. An attacker could
utilize these issues to violate the browser's same-origin policy and
perform an XSS attack while SessionStore data is being restored.
moz_bug_r_a4 also reported that one variant could be used by an
attacker to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges.

MFSA 2008-68 / CVE-2008-5512 / CVE-2008-5511: Mozilla security
researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that an XBL binding, when attached to
an unloaded document, can be used to violate the same-origin policy
and execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of a different
website. moz_bug_r_a4 also reported two vulnerabilities by which page
content can pollute XPCNativeWrappers and run arbitary JavaScript with
chrome priviliges. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox
and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This
is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from
running JavaScript in mail. Workaround Disable JavaScript until a
version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-67 / CVE-2008-5510: Kojima Hajime reported that unlike
literal null characters which were handled correctly, the escaped form
'\0' was ignored by the CSS parser and treated as if it was not
present in the CSS input string. This issue could potentially be used
to bypass script sanitization routines in web applications. The
severity of this issue was determined to be low.

MFSA 2008-66 / CVE-2008-5508: Perl developer Chip Salzenberg reported
that certain control characters, when placed at the beginning of a
URL, would lead to incorrect parsing resulting in a malformed URL
being output by the parser. IBM researchers Justin Schuh, Tom Cross,
and Peter William also reported a related symptom as part of their
research that resulted in MFSA 2008-37. There was no direct security
impact from this issue and its effect was limited to the improper
rendering of hyperlinks containing specific characters. The severity
of this issue was determined to be low.

MFSA 2008-65 / CVE-2008-5507: Google security researcher Chris Evans
reported that a website could access a limited amount of data from a
different domain by loading a same-domain JavaScript URL which
redirects to an off-domain target resource containing data which is
not parsable as JavaScript. Upon attempting to load the data as
JavaScript a syntax error is generated that can reveal some of the
file context via the window.onerror DOM API. This issue could be used
by a malicious website to steal private data from users who are
authenticated on the redirected website. How much data could be at
risk would depend on the format of the data and how the JavaScript
parser attempts to interpret it. For most files the amount of data
that can be recovered would be limited to the first word or two. Some
data files might allow deeper probing with repeated loads. Thunderbird
shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if
JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting
and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.
Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes
can be installed.

MFSA 2008-64 / CVE-2008-5506: Marius Schilder of Google Security
reported that when a XMLHttpRequest is made to a same-origin resource
which 302 redirects to a resource in a different domain, the response
from the cross-domain resource is readable by the site issuing the
XHR. Cookies marked HttpOnly were not readable, but other potentially
sensitive data could be revealed in the XHR response including URL
parameters and content in the response body. Thunderbird shares the
browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were
to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly
discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Workaround Disable
JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-63 / CVE-2008-5505: Security researcher Hish reported that
the persist attribute in XUL elements can be used to store cookie-like
information on a user's computer which could later be read by a
website. This creates a privacy issue for users who have a
non-standard cookie preference and wish to prevent sites from setting
cookies on their machine. Even with cookies turned off, this issue
could be used by a website to write persistent data in a user's
browser and track the user across browsing sessions. Additionally,
this issue could allow a website to bypass the limits normally placed
on cookie size and number.

MFSA 2008-60 / CVE-2008-5502 / CVE-2008-5501 / CVE-2008-5500: Mozilla
developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser
engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these
crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain
circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of
these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. Thunderbird shares the
browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were
to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly
discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Without further
investigation we cannot rule out the possibility that for some of
these an attacker might be able to prepare memory for exploitation
through some means other than JavaScript such as large images.
Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes
can be installed.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455804

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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