Firefox < Javascript Garbage Collector DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 31864


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that may allow arbitrary code execution.


The installed version of Firefox contains a stability problem that could result in a crash during JavaScript garbage collection. Although there are no examples of this extending beyond a crash, similar issues in the past have been shown to allow arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Firefox or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31864

File Name: mozilla_firefox_20014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/04/17

Modified: 2017/06/06

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

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: 2008/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1380

BID: 28818

OSVDB: 44467

Secunia: 29787

CWE: 399