SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nspr, mozilla-nss (SUSE-SU-2016:0909-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90263


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), fixing 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 (bsc#969894), 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

- added support for FreeBSD aarch64

- several minor correctness and compatibility fixes

Mozilla NSS was updated to fix security issues (bsc#969894) :

- 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.


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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-firefox-20160310-12483=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-firefox-20160310-12483=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90263

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0909-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/01

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/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: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:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/30

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

OSVDB: 135550, 135551, 135552, 135553, 135554, 135555, 135556, 135557, 135558, 135559, 135560, 135561, 135562, 135563, 135564, 135565, 135566, 135567, 135568, 135569, 135570, 135571, 135572, 135573, 135574, 135575, 135576, 135579, 135580, 135582, 135583, 135584, 135591, 135592, 135595, 135602, 135603, 135604, 135605, 135606, 135607, 135608, 135609, 135610, 135611, 135612, 135613, 135614, 135615, 135616, 135617, 135618, 135718