openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss (openSUSE-2016-937)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92746


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Mozilla Firefox was updated to 48.0 to fix security issues, bugs, and deliver various improvements.

The following major changes are included :

- Process separation (e10s) is enabled for some users

- Add-ons that have not been verified and signed by Mozilla will not load

- WebRTC enhancements

- The media parser has been redeveloped using the Rust programming language

- better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support

- Now requires NSS 3.24

The following security issues were fixed: (boo#991809)

- CVE-2016-2835/CVE-2016-2836: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards

- CVE-2016-2830: Favicon network connection can persist when page is closed

- CVE-2016-2838: Buffer overflow rendering SVG with bidirectional content

- CVE-2016-2839: Cairo rendering crash due to memory allocation issue with FFmpeg 0.10

- CVE-2016-5251: Location bar spoofing via data URLs with malformed/invalid mediatypes

- CVE-2016-5252: Stack underflow during 2D graphics rendering

- CVE-2016-0718: Out-of-bounds read during XML parsing in Expat library

- CVE-2016-5254: Use-after-free when using alt key and toplevel menus

- CVE-2016-5255: Crash in incremental garbage collection in JavaScript

- CVE-2016-5258: Use-after-free in DTLS during WebRTC session shutdown

- CVE-2016-5259: Use-after-free in service workers with nested sync events

- CVE-2016-5260: Form input type change from password to text can store plain text password in session restore file

- CVE-2016-5261: Integer overflow in WebSockets during data buffering

- CVE-2016-5262: Scripts on marquee tag can execute in sandboxed iframes

- CVE-2016-2837: Buffer overflow in ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) during video playback

- CVE-2016-5263: Type confusion in display transformation

- CVE-2016-5264: Use-after-free when applying SVG effects

- CVE-2016-5265: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file

- CVE-2016-5266: Information disclosure and local file manipulation through drag and drop

- CVE-2016-5268: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages

- CVE-2016-5250: Information disclosure through Resource Timing API during page navigation

The following non-security changes are included :

- The AppData description and screenshots were updated.

- Fix Firefox crash on startup on i586 (boo#986541)

- The Selenium WebDriver may have caused Firefox to crash at startup

- fix build issues with gcc/binutils combination used in Leap 42.2 (boo#984637)

- Fix running on 48bit va aarch64 (boo#984126)

- fix XUL dialog button order under KDE session (boo#984403)

Mozilla NSS was updated to 3.24 as a dependency.

Changes in mozilla-nss :

- NSS softoken updated with latest NIST guidance

- NSS softoken updated to allow NSS to run in FIPS Level 1 (no password)

- Various added and deprecated functions

- Remove most code related to SSL v2, including the ability to actively send a SSLv2-compatible client hello.

- Protect against the Cachebleed attack.

- Disable support for DTLS compression.

- Improve support for TLS 1.3. This includes support for DTLS 1.3. (experimental)


Update the affected MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92746

File Name: openSUSE-2016-937.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/05

Modified: 2016/10/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-tools-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-2830, CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836, CVE-2016-2837, CVE-2016-2838, CVE-2016-2839, CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5251, CVE-2016-5252, CVE-2016-5254, CVE-2016-5255, CVE-2016-5258, CVE-2016-5259, CVE-2016-5260, CVE-2016-5261, CVE-2016-5262, CVE-2016-5263, CVE-2016-5264, CVE-2016-5265, CVE-2016-5266, CVE-2016-5268