SUSE SLES10 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2016:0820-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 90065


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


Mozilla Firefox was updated to 38.7.0 ESR, fixing the following security issues :

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: Memory leak in libstagefright when deleting an array during MP4 processing

MFSA 2016-21/CVE-2016-1958: Displayed page address can be overridden

MFSA 2016-23/CVE-2016-1960: Use-after-free in HTML5 string parser

MFSA 2016-24/CVE-2016-1961: Use-after-free in SetBody

MFSA 2016-25/CVE-2016-1962: Use-after-free when using multiple WebRTC data channels

MFSA 2016-27/CVE-2016-1964: Use-after-free during XML transformations

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

MFSA 2016-31/CVE-2016-1966: Memory corruption with malicious NPAPI plugin

MFSA 2016-34/CVE-2016-1974: Out-of-bounds read in HTML parser following a failed allocation

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

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: Font vulnerabilities in the Graphite 2 library.

Mozilla NSPR was updated to version 4.12, fixing following bugs :

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

Several minor correctness and compatibility fixes.

Mozilla NSS was updated to fix security issues :

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.

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.


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90065

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0820-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2016

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:mozilla-nspr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mozilla-nss-tools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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: 3/18/2016

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