Firefox ESR < 38.1.1 PDF Reader Arbitrary File Access (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by an
arbitrary file access vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
prior to 38.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability in the
same origin policy in which an attacker can inject script code into a
non-privileged part of browser's built-in PDF reader, resulting in
gaining access to sensitive local files.

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-78/
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1179262

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 38.1.1 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85272 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4495

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