SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (SAT Patch Number 7599)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mozilla Firefox has been updated to the 17.0.5ESR release fixing bugs
and security issues.

Also Mozilla NSS has been updated to version 3.14.3 and Mozilla NSPR
to 4.9.6.

- 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 2013-30)

Olli Pettay, Jesse Ruderman, Boris Zbarsky, Christian
Holler, Milan Sreckovic, and Joe Drew reported memory
safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 17,
and Firefox 19. (CVE-2013-0788)

Andrew McCreight, Randell Jesup, Gary Kwong, Jesse
Ruderman, Christian Holler, and Mats Palmgren reported
memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox
19. (CVE-2013-0789)

Jim Chen reported a memory safety problem that affects
Firefox for Android

-. (CVE-2013-0790)

- Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the
Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer
tool to discover an out-of-bounds write in Cairo
graphics library. When certain values are passed to it
during rendering, Cairo attempts to use negative
boundaries or sizes for boxes, leading to a potentially
exploitable crash in some instances. (MFSA 2013-31 /

- Security researcher Frederic Hoguin discovered that the
Mozilla Maintenance Service on Windows was vulnerable to
a buffer overflow. This system is used to update
software without invoking the User Account Control (UAC)
prompt. The Mozilla Maintenance Service is configured to
allow unprivileged users to start it with arbitrary
arguments. By manipulating the data passed in these
arguments, an attacker can execute arbitrary code with
the system privileges used by the service. This issue
requires local file system access to be exploitable.
(MFSA 2013-32 / CVE-2013-0799)

- Security researcher Shuichiro Suzuki of the
Fourteenforty Research Institute reported the app_tmp
directory is set to be world readable and writeable by
Firefox for Android. This potentially allows for
third-party applications to replace or alter Firefox
add-ons when downloaded because they are temporarily
stored in the app_tmp directory before installation.
(MFSA 2013-33 / CVE-2013-0798)

This vulnerability only affects Firefox for Android.

- Security researcher Ash reported an issue with the
Mozilla Updater. The Mozilla Updater can be made to load
a malicious local DLL file in a privileged context
through either the Mozilla Maintenance Service or
independently on systems that do not use the service.
This occurs when the DLL file is placed in a specific
location on the local system before the Mozilla Updater
is run. Local file system access is necessary in order
for this issue to be exploitable. (MFSA 2013-34 /

- Security researcher miaubiz used the Address Sanitizer
tool to discover a crash in WebGL rendering when memory
is freed that has not previously been allocated. This
issue only affects Linux users who have Intel Mesa
graphics drivers. The resulting crash could be
potentially exploitable. (MFSA 2013-35 / CVE-2013-0796)

- Security researcher Cody Crews reported a mechanism to
use the cloneNode method to bypass System Only Wrappers
(SOW) and clone a protected node. This allows violation
of the browser's same origin policy and could also lead
to privilege escalation and the execution of arbitrary
code. (MFSA 2013-36 / CVE-2013-0795)

- Security researcher shutdown reported a method for
removing the origin indication on tab-modal dialog boxes
in combination with browser navigation. This could allow
an attacker's dialog to overlay a page and show another
site's content. This can be used for phishing by
allowing users to enter data into a modal prompt dialog
on an attacking, site while appearing to be from the
displayed site. (MFSA 2013-37 / CVE-2013-0794)

- / CVE-2013-079: Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski
reported a method to use browser navigations through
history to load an arbitrary website with that page's
baseURI property pointing to another site instead of the
seemingly loaded one. The user will continue to see the
incorrect site in the addressbar of the browser. This
allows for a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack or the
theft of data through a phishing attack. (MFSA 2013-38)

- Mozilla community member Tobias Schula reported that if
gfx.color_management.enablev4 preference is enabled
manually in about:config, some grayscale PNG images will
be rendered incorrectly and cause memory corruption
during PNG decoding when certain color profiles are in
use. A crafted PNG image could use this flaw to leak
data through rendered images drawing from random memory.
By default, this preference is not enabled. (MFSA
2013-39 / CVE-2013-0792)

- Mozilla community member Ambroz Bizjak reported an
out-of-bounds array read in the CERT_DecodeCertPackage
function of the Network Security Services (NSS) libary
when decoding a certificate. When this occurs, it will
lead to memory corruption and a non-exploitable crash.
(MFSA 2013-40 / CVE-2013-0791)

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 7599.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

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