Firefox < 8.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 56751


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


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 8.0 and thus, is potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Certain invalid sequences are not handled properly in 'Shift-JIS' encoding and can allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2011-3648)

- The addition of the 'Azure' graphics functionality re- introduced a cross-origin information disclosure issue previously described in CVE-2011-2986. (CVE-2011-3649)

- Profiling JavaScript files with many functions can cause the application to crash. It may be possible to trigger this behavior even when the debugging APIs are not being used. (CVE-2011-3650)

- Multiple memory safety issues exist. (CVE-2011-3651)

- An unchecked memory allocation failure can cause the application to crash. (CVE-2011-3652)

- An issue with WebGL graphics and GPU drivers can allow cross-origin image theft. (CVE-2011-3653)

- An error exists related to SVG 'mpath' linking to a non-SVG element and can result in potentially exploitable application crashes. (CVE-2011-3654)

- An error in internal privilege checking can allow web content to obtain elevated privileges.


Upgrade to Firefox 8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56751

File Name: mozilla_firefox_80.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/11/09

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3648, CVE-2011-3649, CVE-2011-3650, CVE-2011-3651, CVE-2011-3652, CVE-2011-3653, CVE-2011-3654, CVE-2011-3655

BID: 50591, 50592, 50593, 50594, 50595, 50597, 50600, 50602

OSVDB: 76948, 76949, 76950, 76951, 76952, 76953, 76954, 76955