SuSE 10 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (ZYPP Patch Number 8029)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mozilla Firefox was updated to 3.6.28 to fix various bugs and security

The following security issues have been fixed :

- 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 2012-19)

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.

Bob Clary reported two bugs that causes crashes that
affected Firefox 3.6, Firefox ESR, and Firefox 10.

Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Nils, Michael
Bebenita, Dindog, and David Anderson reported memory
safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR and
Firefox 10. (CVE-2012-0462)

Jeff Walden reported a memory safety problem in the
array.join function. This bug was independently reported
by Vincenzo Iozzo via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Pwn2Own contest. (CVE-2012-0464)

Masayuki Nakano reported a memory safety problem that
affected Mobile Firefox 10. (CVE-2012-0463)

- Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski reported that an
attacker able to convince a potential victim to set a
new home page by dragging a link to the 'home' button
can set that user's home page to a javascript: URL. Once
this is done the attacker's page can cause repeated
crashes of the browser, eventually getting the script
URL loaded in the privileged about:sessionrestore
context. (MFSA 2012-16 / CVE-2012-0458)

- Security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG found two
issues with Firefox's handling of SVG using the Address
Sanitizer tool. The first issue, critically rated, is a
use-after-free in SVG animation that could potentially
lead to arbitrary code execution. The second issue is
rated moderate and is an out of bounds read in SVG
Filters. This could potentially incorporate data from
the user's memory, making it accessible to the page
content. (MFSA 2012-14 / CVE-2012-0457 / CVE-2012-0456)

- Firefox prevents the dropping of javascript: links onto
a frame to prevent malicious sites from tricking users
into performing a cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks on
themselves. Security researcher Soroush Dalili reported
a way to bypass this protection. (MFSA 2012-13 /

The full overview can be found on Mozillas security page at:

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8029.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58525 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0455

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