Firefox ESR 17.x < 17.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 69268


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


The installed version of Firefox ESR 17.x is earlier than 17.0.8, and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Various errors exist that could allow memory corruption conditions. (CVE-2013-1701)

- Errors exist related to the update service and 'maintenanceservice.exe' that could allow buffer overflows when handling unexpectedly long path values.
(CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1707)

- Unspecified errors exist related to HTML frames and history handling, JavaScript URI handling and web workers using 'XMLHttpRequest' that could allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714)

- An unspecified error exists related to generating 'Certificate Request Message Format' (CRMF) requests that could allow cross-site scripting attacks.

- A DLL path loading error exists related to the update service that could allow execution of arbitrary code.
Note this issue affects Microsoft Windows versions 7 and greater. (CVE-2013-1712)

- An error exists related to Java applets and 'file:///' URIs that could allow read-only access to arbitrary files. (CVE-2013-1717)


Upgrade to Firefox 17.0.8 ESR or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69268

File Name: mozilla_firefox_1708_esr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/08/08

Modified: 2017/06/06

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/08/06

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox toString console.time Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1707, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1712, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717

BID: 61867, 61869, 61873, 61874, 61876, 61878, 61882, 61896, 61900

OSVDB: 96010, 96011, 96015, 96016, 96018, 96019, 96021, 96022, 96023

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990