openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1597)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42925
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/30/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: 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: 11/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3978