SuSE 11 Security Update : Firefox (SAT Patch Number 1340)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update brings Mozilla Firefox from the 3.0 stable branch to the
current stable branch version 3.5.3.

It also fixes various security issues :

- / / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community
members 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. (MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 /
CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073)

- An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's
Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL
tree element could be manipulated in a particular way
which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing
to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this
vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run
arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 /

- Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported
that the default Windows font used to render the
locationbar and other text fields was improperly
displaying certain Unicode characters with tall
line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would
cause the rest of the text in the input field to be
scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use
this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL
of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently
reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 /

- Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that
the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run
JavaScript code from web content with elevated
privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could
construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and
cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the
malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does
not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not
vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird
might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on
which adds a similarly implemented feature and then
enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the
default setting and we strongly discourage users from
running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 /

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1340.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41955 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3069

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