Firefox < 36.0.3 JIT Code Execution (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by a
remote code execution vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host
is prior to 36.0.3. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code
execution vulnerability due to an out-of-bounds error in typed array
bounds checking within 'asmjs/AsmJSValidate.cpp', which relates to
just-in-time compilation for JavaScript. A remote attacker, using a
specially crafted web page, can exploit this to execute arbitrary code
by reading and writing to memory.

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-29/

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 36.0.3 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82036 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73263

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0817

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