openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-SU-2011:0958-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.6.20.

It fixes bugs and security issues. Following security issues were
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2011-30 (MFSA 2011-30)

- Miscellaneous memory safety hazards

Mozilla developers and community members identified and
fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine
used in Firefox 3.6 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.

Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported
memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6.

- Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()

Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that a SVG text
manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer
vulnerability. (CVE-2011-0084)

- Privilege escalation using event handlers

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a
vulnerability in event management code that would permit
JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including
that of a different website or potentially in a
chrome-privileged context. (CVE-2011-2981)

- Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild

Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that appendChild did
not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon
and could be exploited to dereference an invalid
pointer. (CVE-2011-2378)

- Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that
web content could receive chrome privileges if it
registered for drop events and a browser tab element was
dropped into the content area. (CVE-2011-2984)

- Binary planting vulnerability in ThinkPadSensor::Startup

Security researcher Mitja Kolsek of Acros Security
reported that ThinkPadSensor::Startup could potentially
be exploited to load a malicious DLL into the running
process. (CVE-2011-2980) (This issue is likely Windows

- Private data leakage using RegExp.input

Security researcher shutdown reported that data from
other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

Risk factor :

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

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Nessus Plugin ID: 75654 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0084

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