openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1597)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42925


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5 release fixes some instability issues caused by the 3.5.4 security upgrade.

One crash was assigned a CVE number: CVE-2009-3978: The nsGIFDecoder2::GifWrite function in decoders/gif/nsGIFDecoder2.cpp in libpr0n in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an animated GIF file with a large image size.

Also some KDE4 integration bugs were fixed :

- use mimetype for opening url if known (bnc#556156)

- fix file dialog resetting icon size (bnc#546490) and file dialog for multiple files not working (bnc#548267)

- fix KDE filepicker (bnc#548267,bnc#555438)

- avoid possible deadlock with KDE integration (bnc#555202)


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42925

File Name: suse_11_2_MozillaFirefox-091124.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/30

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaFirefox-translations-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-kde4, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner191-translations-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-xpcom191, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3978