SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2018:2298-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 120074



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for MozillaFirefox to the 52.9 ESR release fixes the following issues: These security issues were fixed :

- Firefox ESR 52.9 :

- CVE-2018-5188 Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 60, Firefox ESR 60.1, and Firefox ESR 52.9 (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12368 No warning when opening executable SettingContent-ms files (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12366 Invalid data handling during QCMS transformations (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12365 Compromised IPC child process can list local filenames (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12364 CSRF attacks through 307 redirects and NPAPI plugins (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12363 Use-after-free when appending DOM nodes (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12362 Integer overflow in SSSE3 scaler (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12360 Use-after-free when using focus() (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-5156 Media recorder segmentation fault when track type is changed during capture (bsc#1098998).

- CVE-2018-12359 Buffer overflow using computed size of canvas element (bsc#1098998).

- Firefox ESR 52.8 :

- CVE-2018-6126: Prevent heap buffer overflow in rasterizing paths in SVG with Skia (bsc#1096449).

- CVE-2018-5183: Backport critical security fixes in Skia (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5154: Use-after-free with SVG animations and clip paths (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5155: Use-after-free with SVG animations and text paths (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5157: Same-origin bypass of PDF Viewer to view protected PDF files (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5158: Malicious PDF can inject JavaScript into PDF Viewer (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5159: Integer overflow and out-of-bounds write in Skia (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5168: Lightweight themes can be installed without user interaction (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5178: Buffer overflow during UTF-8 to Unicode string conversion through legacy extension (bsc#1092548).

- CVE-2018-5150: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 60 and Firefox ESR 52.8 (bsc#1092548).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-1536=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 120074

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2298-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2019

Updated: 5/25/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12368


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12359, CVE-2018-12360, CVE-2018-12362, CVE-2018-12363, CVE-2018-12364, CVE-2018-12365, CVE-2018-12366, CVE-2018-12368, CVE-2018-5150, CVE-2018-5154, CVE-2018-5155, CVE-2018-5156, CVE-2018-5157, CVE-2018-5158, CVE-2018-5159, CVE-2018-5168, CVE-2018-5178, CVE-2018-5183, CVE-2018-5188, CVE-2018-6126