SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nspr, mozilla-nss (SUSE-SU-2016:0777-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 89990


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nspr, mozilla-nss fixes the following issues :

Mozilla Firefox was updated to 38.7.0 ESR (bsc#969894)

- MFSA 2016-16/CVE-2016-1952/CVE-2016-1953 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:45.0 / rv:38.7)

- MFSA 2016-17/CVE-2016-1954 Local file overwriting and potential privilege escalation through CSP reports

- MFSA 2016-20/CVE-2016-1957 A memory leak in libstagefright when deleting an array during MP4 processing was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-21/CVE-2016-1958 The displayed page address can be overridden

- MFSA 2016-23/CVE-2016-1960 A use-after-free in HTML5 string parser was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-24/CVE-2016-1961 A use-after-free in SetBody was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-25/CVE-2016-1962 A use-after-free when using multiple WebRTC data channels was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-27/CVE-2016-1964 A use-after-free during XML transformations was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-28/CVE-2016-1965 Addressbar spoofing though history navigation and Location protocol property was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-31/CVE-2016-1966 Memory corruption with malicious NPAPI plugin was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-34/CVE-2016-1974 A out-of-bounds read in the HTML parser following a failed allocation was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-35/CVE-2016-1950 A buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS was fixed.

- MFSA 2016-37/CVE-2016-1977/CVE-2016-2790/CVE-2016-2791/ CVE-2016-2792/CVE-2016-2793/CVE-2016-2794/CVE-2016-2795/ CVE-2016-2796/CVE-2016-2797/CVE-2016-2798/CVE-2016-2799/ CVE-2016-2800/CVE-2016-2801/CVE-2016-2802 Various font vulnerabilities were fixed in the embedded Graphite 2 library

Mozilla NSS was updated to fix :

- MFSA 2016-15/CVE-2016-1978 Use-after-free in NSS during SSL connections in low memory

- MFSA 2016-35/CVE-2016-1950 Buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS

- MFSA 2016-36/CVE-2016-1979 Use-after-free during processing of DER encoded keys in NSS

Mozilla NSPR was updated to version 4.12 (bsc#969894)

- added a PR_GetEnvSecure function, which attempts to detect if the program is being executed with elevated privileges, and returns NULL if detected. It is recommended to use this function in general purpose library code.

- fixed a memory allocation bug related to the PR_*printf functions

- exported API PR_DuplicateEnvironment, which had already been added in NSPR 4.10.9

- added support for FreeBSD aarch64

- several minor correctness and compatibility fixes

- Enable atomic instructions on mips (bmo#1129878)

- Fix mips assertion failure when creating thread with custom stack size (bmo#1129968)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-MozillaFirefox-20160309-12458=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89990

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0777-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/17/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozillafirefox-translations, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfreebl3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsoftokn3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1950, CVE-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1953, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1958, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1962, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1965, CVE-2016-1966, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-1978, CVE-2016-1979, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802