SuSE 11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SAT Patch Number 747)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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

- 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
2009-13 / CVE-2009-1044)

- 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. (MFSA 2009-12 /
CVE-2009-1169)

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-12.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-13.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488955
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1044.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1169.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 747.

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: 41353 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now