SuSE 10 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (ZYPP Patch Number 5405)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33498


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Mozilla Firefox was updated to version, fixing various bugs including following security bugs :

- Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes 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. (CVE-2008-2798 / CVE-2008-2799 / MFSA 2008-21)

- Mozilla contributor moz_bug_r_a4 submitted a set of vulnerabilities which allow scripts from one document to be executed in the context of a different document.
These vulnerabilities could be used by an attacker to violate the same-origin policy and perform an XSS attack. (CVE-2008-2800 / MFSA 2008-22)

- Security researcher Collin Jackson reported a series of vulnerabilities which allow JavaScript to be injected into signed JARs and executed under the context of the JAR's signer. This could allow an attacker to run JavaScript in a victim's browser with the privileges of a different website, provided the attacker possesses a JAR signed by the other website. (CVE-2008-2801 / MFSA 2008-23)

- Mozilla contributor moz_bug_r_a4 reported a vulnerability that allowed non-priviliged XUL documents to load chrome scripts from the fastload file. This could allow an attacker to run arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2802 / MFSA 2008-24)

- Mozilla contributor moz_bug_r_a4 reported a vulnerability which allows arbitrary JavaScript to be executed with chrome privileges. The privilege escalation was possible because JavaScript loaded via mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript() was not using XPCNativeWrappers when accessing content. This could allow an attacker to overwrite trusted objects with arbitrary code which would be executed with chrome privileges when the trusted objects were called by the browser. (CVE-2008-2803 / MFSA 2008-25)

- Opera developer Claudio Santambrogio reported a vulnerability which allows malicious content to force the browser into uploading local files to the remote server. This could be used by an attacker to steal arbitrary files from a victim's computer. (CVE-2008-2805 / MFSA 2008-27)

- Security researcher Gregory Fleischer reported a vulnerability in the way Mozilla indicates the origin of a document to the Java plugin. This vulnerability could allow a malicious Java applet to bypass the same-origin policy and create arbitrary socket connections to other domains. (CVE-2008-2806 / MFSA 2008-28)

- Mozilla developer Daniel Glazman demonstrated that an improperly encoded .properties file in an add-on can result in uninitialized memory being used. This could potentially result in small chunks of data from other programs being exposed in the browser. (CVE-2008-2807 / MFSA 2008-29)

- Mozilla contributor Masahiro Yamada reported that file URLs in directory listings were not being HTML escaped properly when the filenames contained particular characters. This resulted in files from directory listings being opened in unintended ways or files not being able to be opened by the browser altogether.
(CVE-2008-2808 / MFSA 2008-30)

- Mozilla developer John G. Myers reported a weakness in the trust model used by Mozilla regarding alternate names on self-signed certificates. A user could be prompted to accept a self-signed certificate from a website which includes alt-name entries. If the user accepted the certificate, they would also extend trust to any alternate domains listed in the certificate, despite not being prompted about the additional domains.
This technique could be used by an attacker to impersonate another server. (CVE-2008-2809 / MFSA 2008-31)

- Mozilla community member Geoff reported a vulnerability in the way Mozilla opens URL files sent directly to the browser. He demonstrated that such files were opened with local file privileges, giving the remote content access to read from the local filesystem. If a user opened a bookmark to a malicious page in this manner, the page could potentially read from other local files on the user's computer. (CVE-2008-2810 / MFSA 2008-32)

- Security research firm Astabis, via the iSIGHT Partners GVP Program, reported a vulnerability in Mozilla's block reflow code. This vulnerablitity could be used by an attacker to crash the browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (CVE-2008-2811 / MFSA 2008-33)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5405.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33498

File Name: suse_MozillaFirefox-5405.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/15

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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: 2008/07/08

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2800, CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803, CVE-2008-2805, CVE-2008-2806, CVE-2008-2807, CVE-2008-2808, CVE-2008-2809, CVE-2008-2810, CVE-2008-2811

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 287, 399