openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-SU-2011:0958-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 75654
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.6.20.

It fixes bugs and security issues. Following security issues were fixed: Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2011-30 (MFSA 2011-30)

- Miscellaneous memory safety hazards

Mozilla developers and community members identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox 3.6 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.

Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6.

- Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()

Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that a SVG text manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. (CVE-2011-0084)

- Privilege escalation using event handlers

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a vulnerability in event management code that would permit JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including that of a different website or potentially in a chrome-privileged context. (CVE-2011-2981)

- Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild

Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that appendChild did not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon and could be exploited to dereference an invalid pointer. (CVE-2011-2378)

- Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content area

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that web content could receive chrome privileges if it registered for drop events and a browser tab element was dropped into the content area. (CVE-2011-2984)

- Binary planting vulnerability in ThinkPadSensor::Startup

Security researcher Mitja Kolsek of Acros Security reported that ThinkPadSensor::Startup could potentially be exploited to load a malicious DLL into the running process. (CVE-2011-2980) (This issue is likely Windows only)

- Private data leakage using RegExp.input

Security researcher shutdown reported that data from other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set.


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 75654

File Name: suse_11_3_MozillaFirefox-110817.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

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-js192, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-js192-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-buildsymbols, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-common-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-other-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2011

Exploitable With

ExploitHub (EH-11-772)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2378, CVE-2011-2980, CVE-2011-2981, CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983, CVE-2011-2984