SuSE 10 Security Update : mozilla-nspr (ZYPP Patch Number 6630)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42421


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


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 ZYPP patch number 6630.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42421

File Name: suse_mozilla-nspr-6630.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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