Firefox < 21.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66476


The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 21.0 and is, therefore, potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Various memory safety issues exist. (CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1669)

- It is possible to call a content level constructor that allows for the constructor to have chrome privileged access. (CVE-2013-1670)

- An information leakage exists because the file input control has access to the full path. (CVE-2013-1671)

- A local privilege escalation issues exists in the Mozilla Maintenance Service. (CVE-2013-1672)

- The Mozilla Maintenance Service on Windows is vulnerable to a previously fixed privilege escalation attack. Note that new installations of Firefox after version 12 are not affected by this issue. (CVE-2013-1673, CVE-2012-1942)

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists when resizing video while playing. (CVE-2013-1674)

- Some 'DOMSVGZoomEvent' functions are used without being properly initialized, which could lead to information disclosure. (CVE-2013-1675)

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist. (CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681)


Upgrade to Firefox 21.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66476

File Name: macosx_firefox_21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2013/05/16

Modified: 2017/05/16

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2013/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1942, CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1669, CVE-2013-1670, CVE-2013-1671, CVE-2013-1672, CVE-2013-1673, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675, CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681

BID: 53803, 59852, 59855, 59858, 59859, 59860, 59861, 59862, 59863, 59864, 59865, 59868, 59869, 59870, 59872, 59873

OSVDB: 82671, 93422, 93423, 93424, 93425, 93426, 93427, 93428, 93429, 93430, 93431, 93432, 93433, 93434