Firefox ESR 24.x < 24.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 77498
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Firefox ESR 24.x installed on the remote host is prior to 24.8. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory safety flaws exist within the browser engine. Exploiting these, an attacker can cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-1562)

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists due to improper handling of text layout in directionality resolution.
A remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-1567)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 24.8 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-67.html

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-72.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77498

File Name: mozilla_firefox_24_8_esr.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/3/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1562

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/2/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567

BID: 69519, 69520