Security update for MozillaFirefox (important)

2014-09-12T02:06:24
ID SUSE-SU-2014:1120-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2014-09-12T02:06:24

Description

Mozilla Firefox was updated to the 24.8.0ESR release, fixing security issues and bugs.

Only some of the published security advisories affect the Mozilla Firefox 24ESR codestream:

   * MFSA 2014-72 / CVE-2014-1567: Security researcher regenrecht
     reported, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, a use-after-free
     during text layout when interacting with the setting of text
     direction. This results in a use-after-free which can lead to
     arbitrary code execution.
   * MFSA 2014-67: Mozilla developers and community 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. * Jan de Mooij reported a memory safety problem that affects Firefox ESR 24.7, ESR 31 and Firefox 31. (CVE-2014-1562)

More information is referenced on: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/">https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/</a> <<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/">https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/</a>> .

Security Issues:

   * CVE-2014-1567
     &lt;&lt;a  rel="nofollow" href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1567"&gt;http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1567&lt;/a&gt;&gt;
   * CVE-2014-1562
     &lt;&lt;a  rel="nofollow" href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1562"&gt;http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1562&lt;/a&gt;&gt;