SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (SAT Patch Numbers 2608 / 2609)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 50873

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


Mozilla Firefox has been updated to version 3.5.10, fixing various bugs and security issues.

- Security researcher Amit Klein reported that it was possible to reverse engineer the value used to seed Math.random(). Since the pseudo-random number generator was only seeded once per browsing session, this seed value could be used as a unique token to identify and track users across different web sites. (MFSA 2010-33/ CVE-2008-5913)

- Security researcher Ilja van Sprundel of IOActive reported that the Content-Disposition: attachment HTTP header was ignored when `Content-Type: multipart` was also present. This issue could potentially lead to XSS problems in sites that allow users to upload arbitrary files and specify a content type but rely on Content-Disposition: attachment to prevent the content from being displayed inline. (MFSA 2010-32/ CVE-2010-1197)

- Google security researcher Michal Zalewski reported that focus() could be used to change a user's cursor focus while they are typing, potentially directing their keyboard input to an unintended location. This behaviour was also present across origins when content from one domain was embedded within another via an iframe. A malicious web page could use this behaviour to steal keystrokes from a victim while they were typing sensitive information such as a password. (MFSA 2010-31/ CVE-2010-1125)

- Security researcher Martin Barbella reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that an XSLT node sorting routine contained an integer overflow vulnerability. In cases where one of the nodes to be sorted contained a very large text value, the integer used to allocate a memory buffer to store its value would overflow, resulting in too small a buffer being created. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write data past the end of the buffer, causing the browser to crash and potentially running arbitrary code on a victim's computer. (MFSA 2010-30/ CVE-2010-1199)

- Security researcher Nils of MWR InfoSecurity reported that the routine for setting the text value for certain types of DOM nodes contained an integer overflow vulnerability. When a very long string was passed to this routine, the integer value used in creating a new memory buffer to hold the string would overflow, resulting in too small a buffer being allocated. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write data past the end of the buffer, causing a crash and potentially running arbitrary code on a victim's computer. (MFSA 2010-29/ CVE-2010-1196)

- Microsoft Vulnerability Research reported that two plugin instances could interact in a way in which one plugin gets a reference to an object owned by a second plugin and continues to hold that reference after the second plugin is unloaded and its object is destroyed.
In these cases, the first plugin would contain a pointer to freed memory which, if accessed, could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's computer. (MFSA 2010-28/ CVE-2010-1198)

- Security researcher Wushi of Team509 reported that the frame construction process for certain types of menus could result in a menu containing a pointer to a previously freed menu item. During the cycle collection process, this freed item could be accessed, resulting in the execution of a section of code potentially controlled by an attacker. (MFSA 2010-27/ CVE-2010-0183)

- Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. (MFSA 2010-26/ CVE-2010-1200 / CVE-2010-1201 / CVE-2010-1202 / CVE-2010-1203)

- A memory corruption flaw leading to code execution was reported by security researcher Nils of MWR InfoSecurity during the 2010 Pwn2Own contest sponsored by TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative. By moving DOM nodes between documents, Nils found a case where the moved node incorrectly retained its old scope. If garbage collection could be triggered at the right time then Firefox would later use this freed object. The exploit only affects Firefox 3.6 and not earlier versions.
Updated (June 22, 2010): Firefox 3.5, SeaMonkey 2.0, and Thunderbird 3.0 based on earlier versions of the browser engine were patched just in case there is an alternate way of triggering the underlying flaw. (MFSA 2010-25/ CVE-2010-1121)


Apply SAT patch number 2608 / 2609 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 50873

File Name: suse_11_MozillaFirefox-100628.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/02

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:MozillaFirefox-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-xulrunner191-translations-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: 2010/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5913, CVE-2010-0183, CVE-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1125, CVE-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1197, CVE-2010-1198, CVE-2010-1199, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1201, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203