openSUSE 10 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-5449)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33756


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MozillaFirefox was updated to version, which fixes various bugs and following security issues :

MFSA 2008-34 CVE-2008-2785: An anonymous researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative program, reported a vulnerability in Mozilla CSS reference counting code. The vulnerability was caused by an insufficiently sized variable being used as a reference counter for CSS objects. By creating a very large number of references to a common CSS object, this counter could be overflowed which could cause a crash when the browser attempts to free the CSS object while still in use. An attacker could use this crash to run arbitrary code on the victim's computer.

MFSA 2008-35 CVE-2008-2933: Security researcher Billy Rios reported that if Firefox is not already running, passing it a command-line URI with pipe symbols will open multiple tabs. This URI splitting could be used to launch privileged chrome: URIs from the command-line, a partial bypass of the fix for MFSA 2005-53 which blocks external applications from loading such URIs. This vulnerability could also be used by an attacker to launch a file: URI from the command line opening a malicious local file which could exfiltrate data from the local filesystem. Combined with a vulnerability which allows an attacker to inject code into a chrome document, the above issue could be used to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. Such a chrome injection vulnerability was reported by Mozilla developers Ben Turner and Dan Veditz who showed that a XUL based SSL error page was not properly sanitizing inputs and could be used to run arbitrary code with chrome privileges.


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33756

File Name: suse_MozillaFirefox-5449.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/29

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox-translations, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

CWE: 20, 189