SuSE9 Security Update : epiphany (YOU Patch Number 12616)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update brings Mozilla SeaMonkey to 1.1.19 fixing various bugs and
security issues.

The following security issues are fixed :

- Mozilla developers took fixes from previously fixed
memory safety bugs in newer Mozilla-based products and
ported them to the Mozilla 1.8.1 branch so they can be
utilized by Thunderbird 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1. (MFSA

- Paul Fisher reported a crash when joined to an Active
Directory server under Vista or Windows 7 and using SSPI
authentication. (CVE-2010-0161)

- Ludovic Hirlimann reported a crash indexing some
messages with attachments. (CVE-2010-0163)

- Carsten Book reported a crash in the JavaScript engine.

- Josh Soref reported a crash in the BinHex decoder used
on non-Mac platforms. (CVE-2009-3072)

- monarch2000 reported an integer overflow in a base64
decoding function. (CVE-2009-2463)

- Security researcher Takehiro Takahashi of the IBM
X-Force reported that Mozilla's NTLM implementation was
vulnerable to reflection attacks in which NTLM
credentials from one application could be forwarded to
another arbitary application via the browser. If an
attacker could get a user to visit a web page he
controlled he could force NTLM authenticated requests to
be forwarded to another application on behalf of the
user. (MFSA 2009-68 / CVE-2009-3983)

- 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 2009-62 / CVE-2009-3376)

- 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 /

Update: The underlying flaw in the dtoa routines used by Mozilla
appears to be essentially the same as that reported against the libc
gdtoa routine by Maksymilian Arciemowicz.

- Security researcher Georgi Guninski reported that
scriptable plugin content, such as Flash objects, could
be loaded and executed in SeaMonkey mail messages by
embedding the content in an iframe inside the message.
If a user were to reply to or forward such a message,
malicious JavaScript embedded in the plugin content
could potentially steal the contents of the message or
files from the local filesystem. (MFSA 2010-06 /

- 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 /

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See also :

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12616.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

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