SuSE 11.3 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SAT Patch Number 9687)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 77599
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Synopsis

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

Description

Mozilla Firefox was updated to the 24.8.0ESR release, fixing security issues and bugs.

Only some of the published security advisories affect the Mozilla Firefox 24ESR codestream :

- Security researcher regenrecht reported, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, a use-after-free during text layout when interacting with the setting of text direction. This results in a use-after-free which can lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2014-72 / CVE-2014-1567)

- Mozilla developers and community 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 2014-67)

- Jan de Mooij reported a memory safety problem that affects Firefox ESR 24.7, ESR 31 and Firefox 31.
(CVE-2014-1562) More information is referenced on:
https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/ .

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 9687.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-67.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-72.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894370

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1562.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1567.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77599

File Name: suse_11_firefox-201409-140903.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/10/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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:suse_linux:11:MozillaFirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:MozillaFirefox-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libfreebl3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libfreebl3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libsoftokn3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libsoftokn3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nspr-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss-tools, 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: 9/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567