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SuSE: New XULrunner packages fix security issues

Mozilla XULrunner was updated to 1.9.2.26 security update, fixing security issues and bugs. Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox 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. Jesse Ruderman and Bob Clary reported memory safety problems that were fixed in both Firefox 10 and Firefox 3.6.26.

For historical reasons Firefox has been generous in its interpretation of web addresses containing square brackets around the host. If this host was not a valid IPv6 literal address, Firefox attempted to interpret the host as a regular domain name. Gregory Fleischer reported that requests made using IPv6 syntax using XMLHttpRequest objects through a proxy may generate errors depending on proxy configuration for IPv6. Security researcher regenrecht reported that removed child nodes of nsDOMAttribute can be accessed under certain circumstances because of a premature notification of AttributeChildRemoved. This use-after-free of the child nodes could possibly allow for for remote code execution.

Security researcher regenrecht reported the possibility of memory corruption during the decoding of Ogg Vorbis files. This can cause a crash during decoding and has the potential for remote code execution. Security researchers Nicolas Gregoire and Aki Helin independently reported that when processing a malformed embedded XSLT stylesheet, Firefox can crash due to a memory corruption. While there is no evidence that this is directly exploitable, there is a possibility of remote code execution.

Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  SUSE Security Update: Security update for Mozilla XULrunner
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2012:0198-1
Rating:             important
References:         #737533 #744275 
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 Desktop 11 SP1
______________________________________________________________________________

  An update that contains security fixes can now be
  installed. It includes one version update.

Description:


  Mozilla XULrunner was updated to 1.9.2.26 security update,
  fixing security  issues and bugs. The following security
  bugs have been fixed:

  *

  MFSA 2012-01: Mozilla developers identified and fixed
  several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in
  Firefox 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.

  In general these flaws cannot be exploited through
  email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because
  scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in
  browser or browser-like contexts in those products.
  References

  *

  CVE-2012-0442: Jesse Ruderman and Bob Clary reported
  memory safety problems that were fixed in both Firefox 10
  and Firefox 3.6.26.

  *

  MFSA 2012-02/CVE-2011-3670: For historical reasons
  Firefox has been generous in its interpretation of web
  addresses containing square brackets around the host. If
  this host was not a valid IPv6 literal address, Firefox
  attempted to interpret the host as a regular domain name.
  Gregory Fleischer reported that requests made using IPv6
  syntax using XMLHttpRequest objects through a proxy may
  generate errors depending on proxy configuration for IPv6.
  The resulting error messages from the proxy may disclose
  sensitive data because Same-Origin Policy (SOP) will allow
  the XMLHttpRequest object to read these error messages,
  allowing user privacy to be eroded. Firefox now enforces
  RFC 3986 IPv6 literal syntax and that may break links
  written using the non-standard Firefox-only forms that were
  previously accepted.

  This was fixed previously for Firefox 7.0,
  Thunderbird 7.0, and SeaMonkey 2.4 but only fixed in
  Firefox 3.6.26 and Thunderbird 3.1.18 during 2012.

  *

  MFSA 2012-04/CVE-2011-3659: Security researcher
  regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
  that removed child nodes of nsDOMAttribute can be accessed
  under certain circumstances because of a premature
  notification of AttributeChildRemoved. This use-after-free
  of the child nodes could possibly allow for for remote code
  execution.

  *

  MFSA 2012-07/CVE-2012-0444: Security researcher
  regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
  the possibility of memory corruption during the decoding of
  Ogg Vorbis files. This can cause a crash during decoding
  and has the potential for remote code execution.

  *

  MFSA 2012-08/CVE-2012-0449: Security researchers
  Nicolas Gregoire and Aki Helin independently reported that
  when processing a malformed embedded XSLT stylesheet,
  Firefox can crash due to a memory corruption. While there
  is no evidence that this is directly exploitable, there is
  a possibility of remote code execution.

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-mozilla-xulrunner192-5764

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware:

     zypper in -t patch slessp1-mozilla-xulrunner192-5764

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch slessp1-mozilla-xulrunner192-5764

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-mozilla-xulrunner192-5764

  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: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-devel-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (ia64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-x86-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-x86-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware (i586 x86_64):

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

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

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (ppc64 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (ia64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-x86-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-1.9.2.26-0.3.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (x86_64) [New Version: 1.9.2.26]:

     mozilla-xulrunner192-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-gnome-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1
     mozilla-xulrunner192-translations-32bit-1.9.2.26-0.3.1


References:

  https://bugzilla.novell.com/737533
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/744275
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=f3ea71cad4a071175c00255553cb3aa9
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