Firefox < 0.10.1 Download Directory Arbitrary File Deletion

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15408


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by an arbitrary file deletion vulnerability.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 0.10.1. Such versions contain a weakness that could allow a remote attacker to delete arbitrary files in the user download directory. To exploit this, an attacker would need to trick a user into viewing a malicious web page.


Upgrade to Firefox 0.10.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15408

File Name: mozilla_firefox_files_rm.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/10/02

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2225

BID: 11311

OSVDB: 10478