Firefox < 36.0.4 SVG Bypass Privilege Escalation (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82037


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


The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 36.0.4. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context.


Upgrade to Firefox 36.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82037

File Name: macosx_firefox_36_0_4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/03/24

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0818

BID: 73265

OSVDB: 119752