openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2017-187)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96940



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for MozillaFirefox to version 51.0.1 fixes security issues and bugs.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-5375: Excessive JIT code allocation allows bypass of ASLR and DEP (bmo#1325200, boo#1021814)

- CVE-2017-5376: Use-after-free in XSL (bmo#1311687, boo#1021817) CVE-2017-5377: Memory corruption with transforms to create gradients in Skia (bmo#1306883, boo#1021826)

- CVE-2017-5378: Pointer and frame data leakage of JavaScript objects (bmo#1312001, bmo#1330769, boo#1021818)

- CVE-2017-5379: Use-after-free in Web Animations (bmo#1309198,boo#1021827)

- CVE-2017-5380: Potential use-after-free during DOM manipulations (bmo#1322107, boo#1021819)

- CVE-2017-5390: Insecure communication methods in Developer Tools JSON viewer (bmo#1297361, boo#1021820)

- CVE-2017-5389: WebExtensions can install additional add-ons via modified host requests (bmo#1308688, boo#1021828)

- CVE-2017-5396: Use-after-free with Media Decoder (bmo#1329403, boo#1021821)

- CVE-2017-5381: Certificate Viewer exporting can be used to navigate and save to arbitrary filesystem locations (bmo#1017616, boo#1021830)

- CVE-2017-5382: Feed preview can expose privileged content errors and exceptions (bmo#1295322, boo#1021831)

- CVE-2017-5383: Location bar spoofing with unicode characters (bmo#1323338, bmo#1324716, boo#1021822)

- CVE-2017-5384: Information disclosure via Proxy Auto-Config (PAC) (bmo#1255474, boo#1021832)

- CVE-2017-5385: Data sent in multipart channels ignores referrer-policy response headers (bmo#1295945, boo#1021833)

- CVE-2017-5386: WebExtensions can use data: protocol to affect other extensions (bmo#1319070, boo#1021823)

- CVE-2017-5391: Content about: pages can load privileged about: pages (bmo#1309310, boo#1021835)

- CVE-2017-5393: Remove CDN from whitelist for mozAddonManager (bmo#1309282, boo#1021837)

- CVE-2017-5387: Disclosure of local file existence through TRACK tag error messages (bmo#1295023, boo#1021839)

- CVE-2017-5388: WebRTC can be used to generate a large amount of UDP traffic for DDOS attacks (bmo#1281482, boo#1021840)

- CVE-2017-5374: Memory safety bugs (boo#1021841)

- CVE-2017-5373: Memory safety bugs (boo#1021824)

These non-security issues in MozillaFirefox were fixed :

- Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback

- Added support for WebGL 2

- Added Georgian (ka) and Kabyle (kab) locales

- Support saving passwords for forms without 'submit' events

- Improved video performance for users without GPU acceleration

- Zoom indicator is shown in the URL bar if the zoom level is not at default level

- View passwords from the prompt before saving them

- Remove Belarusian (be) locale

- Use Skia for content rendering (Linux)

- Improve recognition of LANGUAGE env variable (boo#1017174)

- Multiprocess incompatibility did not correctly register with some add-ons (bmo#1333423)


Update the affected MozillaFirefox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96940

File Name: openSUSE-2017-187.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/2/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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


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: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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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: 2/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5373, CVE-2017-5374, CVE-2017-5375, CVE-2017-5376, CVE-2017-5377, CVE-2017-5378, CVE-2017-5379, CVE-2017-5380, CVE-2017-5381, CVE-2017-5382, CVE-2017-5383, CVE-2017-5384, CVE-2017-5385, CVE-2017-5386, CVE-2017-5387, CVE-2017-5388, CVE-2017-5389, CVE-2017-5390, CVE-2017-5391, CVE-2017-5392, CVE-2017-5393, CVE-2017-5394, CVE-2017-5395, CVE-2017-5396