SuSE 11 Security Update : Mozilla (SAT Patch Number 1503)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42420


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update fixes a bug in the Mozilla NSPR helper libraries, which could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute code via JavaScript vectors.

- Security researcher Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported a heap-based buffer overflow in Mozilla's string to floating point number conversion routines.
Using this vulnerability an attacker could craft some malicious JavaScript code containing a very long string to be converted to a floating point number which would result in improper memory allocation and the execution of an arbitrary memory location. This vulnerability could thus be leveraged by the attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-59 / CVE-2009-1563)


Apply SAT patch number 1503.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42420

File Name: suse_11_mozilla-nspr-091103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/09

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

CWE: 119