Mozilla Firefox < 53.0.2 ANGLE Graphics Library RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 100127


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 53.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a use-after-free error in libANGLE/renderer/d3d/d3d11/Buffer11.cpp within the ANGLE graphics library (libGLES) when handling Buffer11 API calls. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web page, to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a crash or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox version 53.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100127

File Name: mozilla_firefox_53_0_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/05/11

Modified: 2017/06/29

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UR


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:R

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5031

BID: 98326

OSVDB: 153215

MFSA: 2017-14