openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1135)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40404


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The MozillaFirefox 3.0.12 release fixes various bugs and some critical security issues.

MFSA 2009-34 / CVE-2009-2462 / CVE-2009-2463 / CVE-2009-2464 / CVE-2009-2465 / CVE-2009-2466: Mozilla developers and community members 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.

MFSA 2009-35 / CVE-2009-2467: Security researcher Attila Suszter reported that when a page contains a Flash object which presents a slow script dialog, and the page is navigated while the dialog is still visible to the user, the Flash plugin is unloaded resulting in a crash due to a call to the deleted object. This crash could potentially be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer.

MFSA 2009-36 / CVE-2009-1194: oCERT security researcher Will Drewry reported a series of heap and integer overflow vulnerabilities which independently affected multiple font glyph rendering libraries. On Linux platforms libpango was susceptible to the vulnerabilities while on OS X CoreGraphics was similarly vulnerable. An attacker could trigger these overflows by constructing a very large text run for the browser to display. Such an overflow can result in a crash which the attacker could potentially use to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. The open-source nature of Linux meant that Mozilla was able to work with the libpango maintainers to implement the correct fix in version 1.24 of that system library which was distributed with OS security updates. On Mac OS X Firefox works around the CoreGraphics flaw by limiting the length of text runs passed to the system.

MFSA 2009-37 / CVE-2009-2469: Security researcher PenPal reported a crash involving a SVG element on which a watch function and
__defineSetter__ function have been set for a particular property. The crash showed evidence of memory corruption and could potentially be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer.

MFSA 2009-39 / CVE-2009-2471: Mozilla developer Blake Kaplan reported that setTimeout, when called with certain object parameters which should be protected with a XPCNativeWrapper, will fail to keep the object wrapped when compiling the new function to be executed. If chrome privileged code were to call setTimeout using this as an argument, the this object will lose its wrapper and could be unsafely accessed by chrome code. An attacker could use such vulnerable code to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges.

MFSA 2009-40 / CVE-2009-2472: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a series of vulnerabilities in which objects that normally receive a XPCCrossOriginWrapper are constructed without the wrapper.
This can lead to cases where JavaScript from one website may unsafely access properties of such an object which had been set by a different website. A malicious website could use this vulnerability to launch a XSS attack and run arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another site.


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40404

File Name: suse_11_1_MozillaFirefox-090724.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/28/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream, 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, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-xpcom190, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194, CVE-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465, CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2467, CVE-2009-2469, CVE-2009-2471, CVE-2009-2472

CWE: 79, 189, 399