Firefox ESR 24.x < 24.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77498

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: 2014/09/03

Updated: 2019/11/25

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1562

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/02

Reference Information

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

BID: 69519, 69520