SuSE 11.3 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SAT Patch Number 9049)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73147


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


Mozilla Firefox was updated to 24.4.0ESR release, fixing various security issues and bugs :

- Mozilla developers and community identified identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products.
Some of these bugs 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 2014-15)

- Benoit Jacob, Olli Pettay, Jan Varga, Jan de Mooij, Jesse Ruderman, Dan Gohman, and Christoph Diehl reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 24.3 and Firefox 27. (CVE-2014-1493)

- Gregor Wagner, Olli Pettay, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Luke Wagner, Rob Fletcher, and Makoto Kato reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox 27. (CVE-2014-1494)

- Security researcher Ash reported an issue where the extracted files for updates to existing files are not read only during the update process. This allows for the potential replacement or modification of these files during the update process if a malicious application is present on the local system. (MFSA 2014-16 / CVE-2014-1496)

- Security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG reported an out of bounds read during the decoding of WAV format audio files for playback. This could allow web content access to heap data as well as causing a crash. (MFSA 2014-17 / CVE-2014-1497)

- Mozilla developer David Keeler reported that the crypto.generateCRFMRequest method did not correctly validate the key type of the KeyParams argument when generating ec-dual-use requests. This could lead to a crash and a denial of service (DOS) attack. (MFSA 2014-18 / CVE-2014-1498)

- Mozilla developer Ehsan Akhgari reported a spoofing attack where the permission prompt for a WebRTC session can appear to be from a different site than its actual originating site if a timed navigation occurs during the prompt generation. This allows an attacker to potentially gain access to the webcam or microphone by masquerading as another site and gaining user permission through spoofing. (MFSA 2014-19 / CVE-2014-1499)

- Security researchers Tim Philipp Schaefers and Sebastian Neef, the team of, reported a mechanism using JavaScript onbeforeunload events with page navigation to prevent users from closing a malicious page's tab and causing the browser to become unresponsive. This allows for a denial of service (DOS) attack due to resource consumption and blocks the ability of users to exit the application. (MFSA 2014-20 / CVE-2014-1500)

- Security researcher Alex Infuehr reported that on Firefox for Android it is possible to open links to local files from web content by selecting 'Open Link in New Tab' from the context menu using the file: protocol.
The web content would have to know the precise location of a malicious local file in order to exploit this issue. This issue does not affect Firefox on non-Android systems. (MFSA 2014-21 / CVE-2014-1501)

- Mozilla developer Jeff Gilbert discovered a mechanism where a malicious site with WebGL content could inject content from its context to that of another site's WebGL context, causing the second site to replace textures and similar content. This cannot be used to steal data but could be used to render arbitrary content in these limited circumstances. (MFSA 2014-22 / CVE-2014-1502)

- Security researcher Nicolas Golubovic reported that the Content Security Policy (CSP) of data: documents was not saved as part of session restore. If an attacker convinced a victim to open a document from a data: URL injected onto a page, this can lead to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack. The target page may have a strict CSP that protects against this XSS attack, but if the attacker induces a browser crash with another bug, an XSS attack would occur during session restoration, bypassing the CSP on the site. (MFSA 2014-23 / CVE-2014-1504)

- Security researcher Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber of the BlackBerry Security Automated Analysis Team used the Address Sanitizer tool while fuzzing to discover an out-of-bounds read during polygon rendering in MathML. This can allow web content to potentially read protected memory addresses. In combination with previous techniques used for SVG timing attacks, this could allow for text values to be read across domains, leading to information disclosure. (MFSA 2014-26 / CVE-2014-1508)

- Security researcher John Thomson discovered a memory corruption in the Cairo graphics library during font rendering of a PDF file for display. This memory corruption leads to a potentially exploitable crash and to a denial of service (DOS). This issues is not able to be triggered in a default configuration and would require a malicious extension to be installed. (MFSA 2014-27 / CVE-2014-1509)

- Mozilla developer Robert O'Callahan reported a mechanism for timing attacks involving SVG filters and displacements input to feDisplacementMap. This allows displacements to potentially be correlated with values derived from content. This is similar to the previously reported techniques used for SVG timing attacks and could allow for text values to be read across domains, leading to information disclosure. (MFSA 2014-28 / CVE-2014-1505)

- Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski, via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest, reported that it is possible for untrusted web content to load a chrome-privileged page by getting JavaScript-implemented WebIDL to call A second bug allowed the bypassing of the popup-blocker without user interaction. Combined these two bugs allow an attacker to load a JavaScript URL that is executed with the full privileges of the browser, which allows arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2014-29 / CVE-2014-1510 / CVE-2014-1511)

- Security research firm VUPEN, via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest, reported that memory pressure during Garbage Collection could lead to memory corruption of TypeObjects in the JS engine, resulting in an exploitable use-after-free condition. (MFSA 2014-30 / CVE-2014-1512)

- Security researcher Jueri Aedla, via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest, reported that TypedArrayObject does not handle the case where ArrayBuffer objects are neutered, setting their length to zero while still in use. This leads to out-of-bounds reads and writes into the JavaScript heap, allowing for arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2014-31 / CVE-2014-1513)

- Security researcher George Hotz, via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest, discovered an issue where values are copied from an array into a second, neutered array. This allows for an out-of-bounds write into memory, causing an exploitable crash leading to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2014-32 / CVE-2014-1514)


Apply SAT patch number 9049.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73147

File Name: suse_11_firefox-201403-140320.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/22

Modified: 2016/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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-branding-SLED, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:MozillaFirefox-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/20

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox WebIDL Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1493, CVE-2014-1494, CVE-2014-1496, CVE-2014-1497, CVE-2014-1498, CVE-2014-1499, CVE-2014-1500, CVE-2014-1501, CVE-2014-1502, CVE-2014-1504, CVE-2014-1505, CVE-2014-1508, CVE-2014-1509, CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511, CVE-2014-1512, CVE-2014-1513, CVE-2014-1514