SuSE 10 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (ZYPP Patch Number 3932)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29361
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis update brings Mozilla Firefox to security update version 184.108.40.206
Following security problems were fixed :
- Crashes with evidence of memory corruption The usual collection of stability fixes for crashes that look suspicious but haven't been proven to be exploitable.
25 were in the browser engine, reported by Mozilla developers and community members Bernd Mielke, Boris Zbarsky, David Baron, Daniel Veditz, Jesse Ruderman, Lukas Loehrer, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren, Olli Pettay, Paul Nickerson,and Vladimir Sukhoy.
- XSS using addEventListener and setTimeout. (MFSA 2007-19 / CVE-2007-3736)
moz_bug_r_a4 reported that scripts could be injected into another site's context by exploiting a timing issue using addEventLstener or setTimeout.
- frame spoofing Ronen Zilberman and Michal Zalewski both reported that it was possible to exploit a timing issue to inject content into about:blank frames in a page.
(MFSA 2007-20 / CVE-2007-3089)
- Privilege escallation using an event handler attached to an element not in the document. (MFSA 2007-21 / CVE-2007-3737)
Reported by moz_bug_r_a4.
- File type confusion due to %00 in name. (MFSA 2007-22 / CVE-2007-3285)
Ronald van den Heetkamp reported that a filename URL containing %00 (encoded null) can cause Firefox to interpret the file extension differently than the underlying Windows operating system potentially leading to unsafe actions such as running a program.
- Remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer. (MFSA 2007-23 / CVE-2007-3670)
Greg MacManus of iDefense and Billy Rios of Verisign independently reported that links containing a quote (') character could be used in Internet Explorer to launch registered URL Protocol handlers with extra command-line parameters. Firefox and Thunderbird are among those which can be launched, and both support a '-chrome' option that could be used to run malware.
This problem does not affect Linux.
- unauthorized access to wyciwyg:// documents. (MFSA 2007-24 / CVE-2007-3656)
Michal Zalewski reported that it was possible to bypass the same-origin checks and read from cached (wyciwyg) documents
- XPCNativeWrapper pollution shutdown and moz_bug_r_a4 reported two separate ways to modify an XPCNativeWrapper such that subsequent access by the browser would result in executing user-supplied code. (MFSA 2007-25 / CVE-2007-3738)
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 3932.