SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nss (SUSE-SU-2016:3105-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95797


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This update for MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nss fixes security issues and bugs. The following vulnerabilities were fixed in Firefox ESR 45.5.1 (bsc#1009026) :

- CVE-2016-9079: Use-after-free in SVG Animation (bsc#1012964 MFSA 2016-92)

- CVE-2016-5297: Incorrect argument length checking in JavaScript (bsc#1010401)

- CVE-2016-9066: Integer overflow leading to a buffer overflow in nsScriptLoadHandler (bsc#1010404)

- CVE-2016-5296: Heap-buffer-overflow WRITE in rasterize_edges_1 (bsc#1010395)

- CVE-2016-9064: Addons update must verify IDs match between current and new versions (bsc#1010402)

- CVE-2016-5290: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 50 and Firefox ESR 45.5 (bsc#1010427)

- CVE-2016-5291: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file (bsc#1010410) The following vulnerabilities were fixed in mozilla-nss 3.21.3 :

- CVE-2016-9074: Insufficient timing side-channel resistance in divSpoiler (bsc#1010422)

- CVE-2016-5285: Missing NULL check in PK11_SignWithSymKey / ssl3_ComputeRecordMACConstantTime causes server crash (bsc#1010517) The following bugs were fixed :

- Firefox would fail to go into fullscreen mode with some window managers (bsc#992549)

- font warning messages would flood console, now using fontconfig configuration from firefox-fontconfig instead of the system one (bsc#1000751)

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-mfs2016-90-12883=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-mfs2016-90-12883=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95797

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3105-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/14

Modified: 2017/01/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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-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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5285, CVE-2016-5290, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297, CVE-2016-9064, CVE-2016-9066, CVE-2016-9074, CVE-2016-9079

OSVDB: 147338, 147342, 147343, 147345, 147352, 147362, 147375, 147376, 147377, 147378, 147379, 147380, 147381, 147382, 147383, 147384, 147385, 147386, 147521, 147993