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SuSE: New Firefox packages fix security vulnerability

MozillaFirefox was updated to 10.0.1 to fix a security issue. Mozilla developers Andrew McCreight and Olli Pettay found that ReadPrototypeBindings will leave a XBL binding in a hash table even when the function fails. If this occurs, when the cycle collector reads this hash table and attempts to do a virtual method on this binding a crash will occur. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  openSUSE Security Update: MozillaFirefox to 10.0.1
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Announcement ID:    openSUSE-SU-2012:0258-1
Rating:             critical
References:         #746616 
Cross-References:   CVE-2012-0452
Affected Products:
                   openSUSE 11.4
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  An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available. It
  includes two new package versions.

Description:

  MozillaFirefox was updated to 10.0.1 to fix critical bugs
  and security issue.

  Following security issue was fixed: CVE-2012-0452: Mozilla
  developers Andrew McCreight and Olli Pettay found that
  ReadPrototypeBindings will leave a XBL binding in a hash
  table even when the function fails. If this occurs, when
  the cycle collector reads this hash table and attempts to
  do a virtual method on this binding a crash will occur.
  This crash may be potentially exploitable.

  Firefox 9 and earlier are not affected by this
  vulnerability.

  https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-10.h
  tml


Patch Instructions:

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

  - openSUSE 11.4:

     zypper in -t patch MozillaFirefox-5799 seamonkey-5804

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


Package List:

  - openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 10.0.1 and 2.7.1]:

     MozillaFirefox-10.0.1-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream-10.0.1-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-buildsymbols-10.0.1-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-devel-10.0.1-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-common-10.0.1-0.2.1
     MozillaFirefox-translations-other-10.0.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-2.7.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-dom-inspector-2.7.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-irc-2.7.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-translations-common-2.7.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-translations-other-2.7.1-0.2.1
     seamonkey-venkman-2.7.1-0.2.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0452.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/746616
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