SuSE 11 Security Update : Mozilla (SAT Patch Number 1503)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes a bug in the Mozilla NSPR helper libraries, which
could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute code via
JavaScript vectors.

- 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 computer. (MFSA 2009-59 /
CVE-2009-1563)

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-59.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546371
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1563.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1503.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42420 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689

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