SUSE-SA:2006:021: MozillaFirefox,mozilla

High Nessus Plugin ID 21289


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:021 (MozillaFirefox,mozilla).

A number of security issues have been fixed in the Mozilla browser suite and the Mozilla Firefox browser.
These problems could be used by remote attackers to gain privileges, gain access to confidential information or to cause denial of service attacks.

The updates of the Firefox packages bring it up to Firefox 1.0.8 fix level.
The updates of the Mozilla suite bring it up to Mozilla 1.7.13 fix level.

Mozilla Thunderbird is also affected by some of the listed issues, but updates will be provided later due to unrelated problems. Most of them can be worked around by turning Java Script in Mails off (which is the default for Thunderbird).

Full details of all issues can be found on:

List of issues that were fixed:

MFSA 2006-25/CVE-2006-1727:
Privilege escalation through Print Preview MFSA 2006-24/CVE-2006-1728:
Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest MFSA 2006-23/CVE-2006-1729:
File stealing by changing input type MFSA 2006-22/CVE-2006-1730:
CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability MFSA 2006-21/CVE-2006-0884:
Javascript execution when forwarding or replying MFSA 2006-19/CVE-2006-1731 Cross-site scripting using MFSA 2006-18/CVE-2006-0749 Mozilla Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability MFSA 2006-17/CVE-2006-1732 Cross-site scripting through window.controllers MFSA 2006-16/CVE-2006-1733 Accessing XBL compilation scope via MFSA 2006-15/CVE-2006-1734 Privilege escalation using a JavaScript functions cloned parent MFSA 2006-14/CVE-2006-1735 Privilege escalation via XBL.method.eval MFSA 2006-13/CVE-2006-1736 Downloading executables with 'Save Image As...' MFSA 2006-12/CVE-2006-1740 Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog) MFSA 2006-11/CVE-2006-1739,CVE-2006-1737,CVE-2006-1738,CVE-2006-1790 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8) MFSA 2006-10/CVE-2006-1742 JavaScript garbage-collection hazard audit MFSA 2006-09/CVE-2006-1741 Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers

We wish to thank the Mozilla Developers and the various bug reporters for reporting and fixing those issues.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21289

File Name: suse_SA_2006_021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/04/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list