openSUSE Security Update: MozillaFirefox: Update to Firefox 3.6.20 ______________________________________________________________________________
Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2011:0958-1 Rating: important References: #712224 Cross-References: CVE-2011-0084 CVE-2011-2378 CVE-2011-2980 CVE-2011-2981 CVE-2011-2982 CVE-2011-2983 CVE-2011-2984 Affected Products: openSUSE 11.3 ______________________________________________________________________________
An update that fixes 7 vulnerabilities is now available. It includes two new package versions.
Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.6.20.
It fixes bugs and security issues. Following security issues were fixed: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-30.ht ml Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2011-30 (MFSA 2011-30)
* Miscellaneous memory safety hazards
Mozilla developers and community members identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox 3.6 and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.
Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6. (CVE-2011-2982)
* Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()
Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that a SVG text manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. (CVE-2011-0084)
* Privilege escalation using event handlers
* Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild
Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that appendChild did not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon and could be exploited to dereference an invalid pointer. (CVE-2011-2378)
* Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content area
Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that web content could receive chrome privileges if it registered for drop events and a browser tab element was dropped into the content area. (CVE-2011-2984)
* Binary planting vulnerability in ThinkPadSensor::Startup
Security researcher Mitja Kolsek of Acros Security reported that ThinkPadSensor::Startup could potentially be exploited to load a malicious DLL into the running process. (CVE-2011-2980) (This issue is likely Windows only)
* Private data leakage using RegExp.input
Security researcher shutdown reported that data from other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set. (CVE-2011-2983)
To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update. Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:
- openSUSE 11.3:
zypper in -t patch MozillaFirefox-5013
To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".
- openSUSE 11.3 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 22.214.171.124 and 3.6.20]:
MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.2.1 MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream-3.6.20-0.2.1 MozillaFirefox-translations-common-3.6.20-0.2.1 MozillaFirefox-translations-other-3.6.20-0.2.1 mozilla-js192-126.96.36.199-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-188.8.131.52-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-buildsymbols-184.108.40.206-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-devel-220.127.116.11-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-18.104.22.168-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-common-22.214.171.124-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-other-126.96.36.199-1.2.1
- openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64) [New Version: 188.8.131.52]:
mozilla-js192-32bit-184.108.40.206-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-220.127.116.11-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-18.104.22.168-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-common-32bit-22.214.171.124-1.2.1 mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-other-32bit-126.96.36.199-1.2.1
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-0084.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2378.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2980.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2981.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2982.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2983.html http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2984.html https://bugzilla.novell.com/712224