openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-745)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39888


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The Mozilla Firefox Browser was updated to the 3.0.8 release. It fixes several security issues :

MFSA 2009-13 / CVE-2009-1044: Security researcher Nils reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that the XUL tree method
_moveToEdgeShift was in some cases triggering garbage collection routines on objects which were still in use. In such cases, the browser would crash when attempting to access a previously destroyed object and this crash could be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. This vulnerability was used by the reporter to win the 2009 CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest. This vulnerability does not affect Firefox 2, Thunderbird 2, or released versions of SeaMonkey.

MFSA 2009-12 / CVE-2009-1169:Security researcher Guido Landi discovered that a XSL stylesheet could be used to crash the browser during a XSL transformation. An attacker could potentially use this crash to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. This vulnerability was also previously reported as a stability problem by Ubuntu community member, Andre. Ubuntu community member Michael Rooney reported Andre's findings to Mozilla, and Mozilla community member Martin helped reduce Andre's original testcase and contributed a patch to fix the vulnerability.


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39888

File Name: suse_11_0_MozillaFirefox-090407.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

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, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-gnomevfs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner190-translations-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1044, CVE-2009-1169

CWE: 399