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SuSE: New Firefox packages fix remote code execution

Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.6.20. 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. Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported memory safety issues which affected Firefox 3.6. Security researcher regenrecht reported that a SVG text manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a vulnerability in event management code that would permit JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including that of a different website or potentially in a chrome-privileged context.

Security researcher regenrecht reported that appendChild did not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon and could be exploited to dereference an invalid pointer. 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. Security researcher shutdown reported that data from other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set.

Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  SUSE Security Update: Security update for Mozilla Firefox
______________________________________________________________________________

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2011:0967-1
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:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
                   SLE SDK 10 SP4
                   SLE SDK 10 SP3
______________________________________________________________________________

  An update that fixes 7 vulnerabilities is now available. It
  includes two new package versions.

Description:


  Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.6.20.

  It fixes bugs and security issues. Following security
  issues were fixed:  Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory
  2011-30 - MFSA 2011-30
  <http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-30.h
  tml>

  *

  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

  Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a
  vulnerability in event management code that would permit
  JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including that
  of a different website or potentially in a
  chrome-privileged context. (CVE-2011-2981)

  *

  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)

  Security Issue references:

  * CVE-2011-2982
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2982

  * CVE-2011-0084
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0084

  * CVE-2011-2981
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2981

  * CVE-2011-2378
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2378

  * CVE-2011-2984
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2984

  * CVE-2011-2980
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2980

  * CVE-2011-2983
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2983


Indications:

  Please install this update.

Patch Instructions:

  To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sdksp1-MozillaFirefox-5057

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware:

     zypper in -t patch slessp1-MozillaFirefox-5057

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch slessp1-MozillaFirefox-5057

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-MozillaFirefox-5057

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


Package List:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-devel-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (ia64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-x86-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-x86-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware (x86_64):

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20 and 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (ia64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-x86-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x) [New Version: 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.5.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x) [New Version: 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.5.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 (s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20 and 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.2.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.20]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.20-1.5.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (i586) [New Version: 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-3.6.20-0.5.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-3.6.20-0.5.1

  - SLE SDK 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x):

     MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream-3.6.20-0.5.1

  - SLE SDK 10 SP3 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x) [New Version: 3.6.20]:

     MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream-3.6.20-0.5.1


References:

  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
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=24df2ef0dad5f3b46261e6f99333badf
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=5c3516aa47640b1f3ca0aae0a2c8f067
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=b2e45f3a2377c8c0b0d85d6e8dc698c3
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