Firefox < 10.0.1 Memory Corruption (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58070


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


The installed version of Firefox 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: 58070

File Name: macosx_firefox_10_0_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2012/02/21

Modified: 2017/05/16

Dependencies: 55417

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: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0452

BID: 51975

OSVDB: 79216