Firefox 10.x < 10.0.1 Memory Corruption

high Nessus Plugin ID 57919


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is potentially affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.


The installed version of Firefox 10.x is earlier than 10.0.1 and is, therefore, potentially affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.

A use-after-free error exists in the method 'nsXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings' and XBL bindings are not properly removed from a hash table in the event of failure. Clean up processes may then attempt to use this data and cause application crashes. These application crashes are potentially exploitable.


Upgrade to Firefox 10.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57919

File Name: mozilla_firefox_1001.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/13/2012

Updated: 7/16/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0452

BID: 51975