Firefox < 3.0.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 40930
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The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.0.14. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially allow arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2009-47)

- An insufficient warning message is displayed when adding or removing a PKCS11 module. In some cases, this can be done remotely. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into installing a malicious PKCS11 module, which could facilitate man-in-them-middle attacks.
(MFSA 2009-48)

- The columns of a XUL tree element can manipulated in a way that leads to a dangling pointer. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-49)

- A URL containing certain Unicode characters with tall line-height is displayed incorrectly in the location bar.
A remote attacker could use this to prevent a user from seeing the full URL of a malicious site. (MFSA 2009-50)

- A remote attacker can leverage 'BrowserFeedWriter' to execute JavaScript code with Chrome privileges.
(MFSA 2009-51)


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40930

File Name: mozilla_firefox_3014.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/10/2009

Updated: 7/16/2018

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3078, CVE-2009-3079

BID: 36343

CWE: 20, 94

Secunia: 36671

EDB-ID: 9651