SuSE 10 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (ZYPP Patch Number 7949)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Mozilla Firefox was updated to 3.6.26 fixing bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed by this update :

- Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory
safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and
other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs 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 2012-01)

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email
in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because
scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in
browser or browser-like contexts in those products.

- Jesse Ruderman and Bob Clary reported memory safety
problems that were fixed in both Firefox 10 and Firefox
3.6.26. (CVE-2012-0442)

- For historical reasons Firefox has been generous in its
interpretation of web addresses containing square
brackets around the host. If this host was not a valid
IPv6 literal address, Firefox attempted to interpret the
host as a regular domain name. Gregory Fleischer
reported that requests made using IPv6 syntax using
XMLHttpRequest objects through a proxy may generate
errors depending on proxy configuration for IPv6. The
resulting error messages from the proxy may disclose
sensitive data because Same-Origin Policy (SOP) will
allow the XMLHttpRequest object to read these error
messages, allowing user privacy to be eroded. Firefox
now enforces RFC 3986 IPv6 literal syntax and that may
break links written using the non-standard Firefox-only
forms that were previously accepted. (MFSA 2012-02 /

This was fixed previously for Firefox 7.0, Thunderbird
7.0, and SeaMonkey 2.4 but only fixed in Firefox 3.6.26
and Thunderbird 3.1.18 during 2012.

- Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that removed child
nodes of nsDOMAttribute can be accessed under certain
circumstances because of a premature notification of
AttributeChildRemoved. This use-after-free of the child
nodes could possibly allow for for remote code
execution. (MFSA 2012-04 / CVE-2011-3659)

- Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative the possibility of
memory corruption during the decoding of Ogg Vorbis
files. This can cause a crash during decoding and has
the potential for remote code execution. (MFSA 2012-07 /

- Security researchers Nicolas Gregoire and Aki Helin
independently reported that when processing a malformed
embedded XSLT stylesheet, Firefox can crash due to a
memory corruption. While there is no evidence that this
is directly exploitable, there is a possibility of
remote code execution. (MFSA 2012-08 / CVE-2012-0449)

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7949.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57858 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3659

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