openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2015-263)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82247


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


MozillaFirefox was updated to Firefox 36.0.4 to fix two critical security issues found during Pwn2Own :

- MFSA 2015-28/CVE-2015-0818 (bmo#1144988) Privilege escalation through SVG navigation

- MFSA 2015-29/CVE-2015-0817 (bmo#1145255) Code execution through incorrect JavaScript bounds checking elimination

Als fixed were the following bugs :

- Copy the icons to /usr/share/icons instead of symlinking them: in preparation for containerized apps (e.g.
xdg-app) as well as AppStream metadata extraction, there are a couple locations that need to be real files for system integration (.desktop files, icons, mime-type info).

- update to Firefox 36.0.1 Bugfixes :

- Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type (bmo#1093983)

- Hello may become inactive until restart (bmo#1137469)

- Print preferences may not be preserved (bmo#1136855)

- Hello contact tabs may not be visible (bmo#1137141)

- Accept hostnames that include an underscore character ('_') (bmo#1136616)

- WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d (bmo#1137251)

- Option -remote has been restored (bmo#1080319)


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82247

File Name: openSUSE-2015-263.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-branding-upstream, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-buildsymbols, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillafirefox-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818