SuSE 11.3 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SAT Patch Number 9687)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mozilla Firefox was updated to the 24.8.0ESR release, fixing security
issues and bugs.

Only some of the published security advisories affect the Mozilla
Firefox 24ESR codestream :

- Security researcher regenrecht reported, via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, a use-after-free
during text layout when interacting with the setting of
text direction. This results in a use-after-free which
can lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2014-72 /
CVE-2014-1567)

- Mozilla developers and community 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 2014-67)

- Jan de Mooij reported a memory safety problem that
affects Firefox ESR 24.7, ESR 31 and Firefox 31.
(CVE-2014-1562) More information is referenced on:
https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/ .

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-67.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-72.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894370
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1562.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1567.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 9687.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77599 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1562
CVE-2014-1567

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