openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-745)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The Mozilla Firefox Browser was updated to the 3.0.8 release. It fixes
several security issues :

MFSA 2009-13 / CVE-2009-1044: Security researcher Nils reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that the XUL tree method
_moveToEdgeShift was in some cases triggering garbage collection
routines on objects which were still in use. In such cases, the
browser would crash when attempting to access a previously destroyed
object and this crash could be used by an attacker to run arbitrary
code on a victim's computer. This vulnerability was used by the
reporter to win the 2009 CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest. This
vulnerability does not affect Firefox 2, Thunderbird 2, or released
versions of SeaMonkey.

MFSA 2009-12 / CVE-2009-1169:Security researcher Guido Landi
discovered that a XSL stylesheet could be used to crash the browser
during a XSL transformation. An attacker could potentially use this
crash to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. This vulnerability
was also previously reported as a stability problem by Ubuntu
community member, Andre. Ubuntu community member Michael Rooney
reported Andre's findings to Mozilla, and Mozilla community member
Martin helped reduce Andre's original testcase and contributed a patch
to fix the vulnerability.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488955

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39888 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1044
CVE-2009-1169

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