Firefox < 6.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 55902


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 6.0 and thus, is potentially affected by the following security issues :

- A dangling pointer vulnerability exists in an SVG text manipulation routine. (CVE-2011-0084)

- Several memory safety bugs exist in the browser engine that may permit remote code execution. (CVE-2011-2985, CVE-2011-2989, CVE-2011-2991, CVE-2011-2992)

- A cross-origin data theft vulnerability exists when using canvas and Windows D2D hardware acceleration.

- A heap overflow vulnerability exists in WebGL's ANGLE library. (CVE-2011-2987)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in WebGL when using an overly long shader program. (CVE-2011-2988)

- Two errors exist related to Content Security Policy that can lead to information disclosure. (CVE-2011-2990)

- An unspecified error exists that can allow unsigned JavaScript to call into a signed JAR and inherit the signed JAR's permissions and identity. (CVE-2011-2993)

- There is an error in the implementation of the 'window.location' JavaScript object when creating named frames. This can be exploited to bypass the same-origin policy and potentially conduct cross-site scripting attacks.(CVE-2011-2999)


Upgrade to Firefox 6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55902

File Name: mozilla_firefox_60.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/08/18

Modified: 2017/06/09

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: 2011/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2985, CVE-2011-2986, CVE-2011-2987, CVE-2011-2988, CVE-2011-2989, CVE-2011-2990, CVE-2011-2991, CVE-2011-2992, CVE-2011-2993, CVE-2011-2999

BID: 49213, 49224, 49226, 49227, 49239, 49242, 49243, 49245, 49246, 49248, 49848

OSVDB: 74581, 74588, 74589, 74590, 74591, 74592, 74593, 74594, 74595, 74596, 75838