This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
Security issues were identified and fixed in mozilla firefox and
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 (CVE-2012-0468,
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Aki Helin from
OUSPG found that IDBKeyRange of indexedDB remains in the XPConnect
hashtable instead of being unlinked before being destroyed. When it is
destroyed, this causes a use-after-free, which is potentially
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Atte Kettunen
from OUSPG found a heap corruption in gfxImageSurface which allows for
invalid frees and possible remote code execution. This happens due to
float error, resulting from graphics values being passed through
different number systems (CVE-2012-0470).
Anne van Kesteren of Opera Software found a multi-octet encoding issue
where certain octets will destroy the following octets in the
processing of some multibyte character sets. This can leave users
vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks on maliciously
crafted web pages (CVE-2012-0471).
Security research firm iDefense reported that researcher wushi of
team509 discovered a memory corruption on Windows Vista and Windows 7
systems with hardware acceleration disabled or using incompatible
video drivers. This is created by using cairo-dwrite to attempt to
render fonts on an unsupported code path. This corruption causes a
potentially exploitable crash on affected systems (CVE-2012-0472).
Mozilla community member Matias Juntunen discovered an error in
WebGLBuffer where FindMaxElementInSubArray receives wrong template
arguments from FindMaxUshortElement. This bug causes maximum index to
be computed incorrectly within WebGL.drawElements, allowing the
reading of illegal video memory (CVE-2012-0473).
Security researchers Jordi Chancel and Eddy Bordi reported that they
could short-circuit page loads to show the address of a different site
than what is loaded in the window in the addressbar. Security
researcher Chris McGowen independently reported the same flaw, and
further demonstrated that this could lead to loading scripts from the
attacker's site, leaving users vulnerable to cross-site scripting
(XSS) attacks (CVE-2012-0474).
Security researcher Masato Kinugawa found that during the decoding of
ISO-2022-KR and ISO-2022-CN character sets, characters near 1024 bytes
are treated incorrectly, either doubling or deleting bytes. On certain
pages it might be possible for an attacker to pad the output of the
page such that these errors fall in the right place to affect the
structure of the page, allowing for cross-site script (XSS) injection
Mozilla community member Ms2ger found an image rendering issue with
WebGL when texImage2D uses use JSVAL_TO_OBJECT on arbitrary objects.
This can lead to a crash on a maliciously crafted web page. While
there is no evidence that this is directly exploitable, there is a
possibility of remote code execution (CVE-2012-0478).
Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team discovered an off-by-one
error in the OpenType Sanitizer using the Address Sanitizer tool. This
can lead to an out-of-bounds read and execution of an uninitialized
function pointer during parsing and possible remote code execution
Security researcher Jeroen van der Gun reported that if RSS or Atom
XML invalid content is loaded over HTTPS, the addressbar updates to
display the new location of the loaded resource, including SSL
indicators, while the main window still displays the previously loaded
content. This allows for phishing attacks where a malicious page can
spoof the identify of another seemingly secure site (CVE-2012-0479).
The mozilla firefox and thunderbird packages has been upgraded to the
latest respective versions which is unaffected by these security
Additionally the SQLite packages has been upgraded to the 3.7.11
version and the cairo packages has been patched to work with firefox
and thunderbird 12.0 for Mandriva Linux 2011.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 58921 ()
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreBuy Nessus Professional Now