openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1499)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The Mozilla Firefox browser was updated to version to fix
various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: MFSA 2009-52 /
CVE-2009-3370: Security researcher Paul Stone reported that a user's
form history, both from web content as well as the smart location bar,
was vulnerable to theft. A malicious web page could synthesize events
such as mouse focus and key presses on behalf of the victim and trick
the browser into auto-filling the form fields with history entries and
then reading the entries.

MFSA 2009-53 / CVE-2009-3274: Security researcher Jeremy Brown
reported that the file naming scheme used for downloading a file which
already exists in the downloads folder is predictable. If an attacker
had local access to a victim's computer and knew the name of a file
the victim intended to open through the Download Manager, he could use
this vulnerability to place a malicious file in the world-writable
directory used to save temporary downloaded files and cause the
browser to choose the incorrect file when opening it. Since this
attack requires local access to the victim's machine, the severity of
this vulnerability was determined to be low.

MFSA 2009-54 / CVE-2009-3371: Security researcher Orlando Berrera of
Sec Theory reported that recursive creation of JavaScript web-workers
can be used to create a set of objects whose memory could be freed
prior to their use. These conditions often result in a crash which
could potentially be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a
victim's computer.

MFSA 2009-55 / CVE-2009-3372: Security researcher Marco C. reported a
flaw in the parsing of regular expressions used in Proxy
Auto-configuration (PAC) files. In certain cases this flaw could be
used by an attacker to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code
on their computer. Since this vulnerability requires the victim to
have PAC configured in their environment with specific regular
expresssions which can trigger the crash, the severity of the issue
was determined to be moderate.

MFSA 2009-56 / CVE-2009-3373: Security research firm iDefense reported
that researcher regenrecht discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in
Mozilla's GIF image parser. This vulnerability could potentially be
used by an attacker to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code
on their computer.

MFSA 2009-57 / CVE-2009-3374: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4
reported that the XPCOM utility XPCVariant::VariantDataToJS unwrapped
doubly-wrapped objects before returning them to chrome callers. This
could result in chrome privileged code calling methods on an object
which had previously been created or modified by web content,
potentially executing malicious JavaScript code with chrome

MFSA 2009-59 / CVE-2009-1563: Security researcher Alin Rad Pop of
Secunia Research reported a heap-based buffer overflow in Mozilla's
string to floating point number conversion routines. Using this
vulnerability an attacker could craft some malicious JavaScript code
containing a very long string to be converted to a floating point
number which would result in improper memory allocation and the
execution of an arbitrary memory location. This vulnerability could
thus be leveraged by the attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's

MFSA 2009-61 / CVE-2009-3375: Security researcher Gregory Fleischer
reported that text within a selection on a web page can be read by
JavaScript in a different domain using the document.getSelection
function, violating the same-origin policy. Since this vulnerability
requires user interaction to exploit, its severity was determined to
be moderate.

MFSA 2009-62 / CVE-2009-3376: Mozilla security researchers Jesse
Ruderman and Sid Stamm reported that when downloading a file
containing a right-to-left override character (RTL) in the filename,
the name displayed in the dialog title bar conflicts with the name of
the file shown in the dialog body. An attacker could use this
vulnerability to obfuscate the name and file extension of a file to be
downloaded and opened, potentially causing a user to run an executable
file when they expected to open a non-executable file.

MFSA 2009-64 / CVE-2009-3380 / CVE-2009-3381 / CVE-2009-3382 /
CVE-2009-3383: 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.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

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