SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (SAT Patch Number 10064)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mozilla Firefox has been updated to the 31.3ESR release fixing bugs
and security issues.

- 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 2014-83 / CVE-2014-1588 / CVE-2014-1587)

- Security researcher Joe Vennix from Rapid7 reported that
passing a JavaScript object to XMLHttpRequest that
mimics an input stream will a crash. This crash is not
exploitable and can only be used for denial of service
attacks. (MFSA 2014-85 / CVE-2014-1590)

- Security researcher Berend-Jan Wever reported a
use-after-free created by triggering the creation of a
second root element while parsing HTML written to a
document created with This leads to a
potentially exploitable crash. (MFSA 2014-87 /

- Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the
Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer
tool to discover a buffer overflow during the parsing of
media content. This leads to a potentially exploitable
crash. (MFSA 2014-88 / CVE-2014-1593)

- Security researchers Byoungyoung Lee, Chengyu Song, and
Taesoo Kim at the Georgia Tech Information Security
Center (GTISC) reported a bad casting from the
BasicThebesLayer to BasicContainerLayer, resulting in
undefined behavior. This behavior is potentially
exploitable with some compilers but no clear mechanism
to trigger it through web content was identified. (MFSA
2014-89 / CVE-2014-1594)

- Security researcher Kent Howard reported an Apple issue
present in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) where log files are
created by the CoreGraphics framework of OS X in the
/tmp local directory. These log files contain a record
of all inputs into Mozilla programs during their
operation. In versions of OS X from versions 10.6
through 10.9, the CoreGraphics had this logging ability
but it was turned off by default. In OS X 10.10, this
logging was turned on by default for some applications
that use a custom memory allocator, such as jemalloc,
because of an initialization bug in the framework. This
issue has been addressed in Mozilla products by
explicitly turning off the framework's logging of input
events. On vulnerable systems, this issue can result in
private data such as usernames, passwords, and other
inputed data being saved to a log file on the local
system. (MFSA 2014-90 / CVE-2014-1595)

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 10064.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80023 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1587

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