SuSE 10 Security Update : mozilla-nspr (ZYPP Patch Number 6631)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49895

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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Apply ZYPP patch number 6631.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-59/

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1563.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49895

File Name: suse_mozilla-nspr-6631.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 11/3/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

CWE: 119