Firefox < 36.0.3 JIT Code Execution (Mac OS X)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82036

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 36.0.3. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to an out-of-bounds error in typed array bounds checking within 'asmjs/AsmJSValidate.cpp', which relates to just-in-time compilation for JavaScript. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted web page, can exploit this to execute arbitrary code by reading and writing to memory.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 36.0.3 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-29/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82036

File Name: macosx_firefox_36_0_3.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/03/24

Updated: 2019/11/22

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0817

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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: 2015/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0817

BID: 73263