SuSE9 Security Update : epiphany (YOU Patch Number 12521)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

seamonkey was updated to version 1.1.18, fixing various security
issues :

- Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow vulnerability
in the code that handles regular expressions in
certificate names. This vulnerability could be used to
compromise the browser and run arbitrary code by
presenting a specially crafted certificate to the
client. This code provided compatibility with the
non-standard regular expression syntax historically
supported by Netscape clients and servers. With version
3.5 Firefox switched to the more limited
industry-standard wildcard syntax instead and is not
vulnerable to this flaw. (MFSA 2009-43 / CVE-2009-2404)

- IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported a
mismatch in the treatment of domain names in SSL
certificates between SSL clients and the Certificate
Authorities (CA) which issue server certificates. In
particular, if a malicious person requested a
certificate for a host name with an invalid null
character in it most CAs would issue the certificate if
the requester owned the domain specified after the null,
while most SSL clients (browsers) ignored that part of
the name and used the unvalidated part in front of the
null. This made it possible for attackers to obtain
certificates that would function for any site they
wished to target. These certificates could be used to
intercept and potentially alter encrypted communication
between the client and a server such as sensitive bank
account transactions. This vulnerability was
independently reported to us by researcher Moxie
Marlinspike who also noted that since Firefox relies on
SSL to protect the integrity of security updates this
attack could be used to serve malicious updates. Mozilla
would like to thank Dan and the Microsoft Vulnerability
Research team for coordinating a multiple-vendor
response to this problem. (MFSA 2009-42 / CVE-2009-2408)

See also :

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12521.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2404

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