openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-4459)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 75652
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMozilla Firefox was updated to the 3.6.17 security release.
MFSA 2011-12: Mozilla developers 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. Credits
Mozilla developer Scoobidiver reported a memory safety issue which affected Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6 (CVE-2011-0081)
The web development team of Alcidion reported a crash that affected Firefox 4, Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0069)
Ian Beer reported a crash that affected Firefox 4, Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0070)
Mozilla developers Bob Clary, Henri Sivonen, Marco Bonardo, Mats Palmgren and Jesse Ruderman reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0080)
Aki Helin reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0074 , CVE-2011-0075)
Ian Beer reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0077 , CVE-2011-0078)
Martin Barbella reported a memory safety issue which affected Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. (CVE-2011-0072)
MFSA 2011-13 / CVE-2011-0065 / CVE-2011-0066 / CVE-2011-0073: Security researcher regenrecht reported several dangling pointer vulnerabilities via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.
MFSA 2011-14 / CVE-2011-0067: Security researcher Paul Stone reported that a Java applet could be used to mimic interaction with form autocomplete controls and steal entries from the form history.
MFSA 2011-15 / CVE-2011-0076: David Remahl of Apple Product Security reported that the Java Embedding Plugin (JEP) shipped with the Mac OS X versions of Firefox could be exploited to obtain elevated access to resources on a user's system.
MFSA 2011-16 / CVE-2011-0071: Security researcher Soroush Dalili reported that the resource: protocol could be exploited to allow directory traversal on Windows and the potential loading of resources from non-permitted locations. The impact would depend on whether interesting files existed in predictable locations in a useful format.
For example, the existence or non-existence of particular images might indicate whether certain software was installed.
MFSA 2011-18 / CVE-2011-1202: Chris Evans of the Chrome Security Team reported that the XSLT generate-id() function returned a string that revealed a specific valid address of an object on the memory heap. It is possible that in some cases this address would be valuable information that could be used by an attacker while exploiting a different memory corruption but, in order to make an exploit more reliable or work around mitigation features in the browser or operating system.
SolutionUpdate the affected MozillaFirefox packages.