openSUSE Security Update : Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird and NSS (openSUSE-2016-1407)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95590


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to Mozilla Firefox 50.0.2, Thunderbird 45.5.1 and NSS 3.16.2 fixes a number of security issues.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed in Mozilla Firefox (MFSA 2016-89) :

- CVE-2016-5296: Heap-buffer-overflow WRITE in rasterize_edges_1 (bmo#1292443)

- CVE-2016-5292: URL parsing causes crash (bmo#1288482)

- CVE-2016-5297: Incorrect argument length checking in JavaScript (bmo#1303678)

- CVE-2016-9064: Addons update must verify IDs match between current and new versions (bmo#1303418)

- CVE-2016-9066: Integer overflow leading to a buffer overflow in nsScriptLoadHandler (bmo#1299686)

- CVE-2016-9067: heap-use-after-free in nsINode::ReplaceOrInsertBefore (bmo#1301777, bmo#1308922 (CVE-2016-9069))

- CVE-2016-9068: heap-use-after-free in nsRefreshDriver (bmo#1302973)

- CVE-2016-9075: WebExtensions can access the mozAddonManager API and use it to gain elevated privileges (bmo#1295324)

- CVE-2016-9077: Canvas filters allow feDisplacementMaps to be applied to cross-origin images, allowing timing attacks on them (bmo#1298552)

- CVE-2016-5291: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file (bmo#1292159)

- CVE-2016-9070: Sidebar bookmark can have reference to chrome window (bmo#1281071)

- CVE-2016-9073: windows.create schema doesn't specify 'format': 'relativeUrl' (bmo#1289273)

- CVE-2016-9076: select dropdown menu can be used for URL bar spoofing on e10s (bmo#1276976)

- CVE-2016-9063: Possible integer overflow to fix inside XML_Parse in expat (bmo#1274777)

- CVE-2016-9071: Probe browser history via HSTS/301 redirect + CSP (bmo#1285003)

- CVE-2016-5289: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 50

- CVE-2016-5290: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 50 and Firefox ESR 45.5

The following vulnerabilities were fixed in Mozilla NSS 3.26.1 :

- CVE-2016-9074: Insufficient timing side-channel resistance in divSpoiler (bmo#1293334)

Mozilla Firefox now requires mozilla-nss 3.26.2.

New features in Mozilla Firefox :

- Updates to keyboard shortcuts Set a preference to have Ctrl+Tab cycle through tabs in recently used order View a page in Reader Mode by using Ctrl+Alt+R

- Added option to Find in page that allows users to limit search to whole words only

- Added download protection for a large number of executable file types on Windows, Mac and Linux

- Fixed rendering of dashed and dotted borders with rounded corners (border-radius)

- Added a built-in Emoji set for operating systems without native Emoji fonts

- Blocked versions of libavcodec older than 54.35.1

- additional locale

mozilla-nss was updated to 3.26.2, incorporating the following changes :

- the selfserv test utility has been enhanced to support ALPN (HTTP/1.1) and 0-RTT

- The following CA certificate was added: CN = ISRG Root X1

- NPN is disabled and ALPN is enabled by default

- MD5 signature algorithms sent by the server in CertificateRequest messages are now properly ignored


Update the affected Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird and NSS packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95590

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1407.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/07

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: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:MozillaThunderbird, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-buildsymbols, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-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:13.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5289, CVE-2016-5290, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5292, CVE-2016-5293, CVE-2016-5294, CVE-2016-5295, CVE-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297, CVE-2016-5298, CVE-2016-5299, CVE-2016-9061, CVE-2016-9062, CVE-2016-9063, CVE-2016-9064, CVE-2016-9065, CVE-2016-9066, CVE-2016-9067, CVE-2016-9068, CVE-2016-9069, CVE-2016-9070, CVE-2016-9071, CVE-2016-9072, CVE-2016-9073, CVE-2016-9074, CVE-2016-9075, CVE-2016-9076, CVE-2016-9077, CVE-2016-9078, CVE-2016-9079