Firefox < 37.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82500


The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 37.0. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists which relates to anchor navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. Note that this is a variant of CVE-2015-0818 that was fixed in Firefox 36.0.4.

- Access to certain privileged internal methods is retained when navigating from windows created to contain privileged UI content to unprivileged pages. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript with elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-0802)

- Multiple type confusion issues exist that can lead to use-after-free errors, which a remote attacker can exploit to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0803, CVE-2015-0804)

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist related to Off Main Thread Compositing when rendering 2D graphics, which a remote attacker can exploit to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0805, CVE-2015-0806)

- A cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability exists in the sendBeacon() function due to cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests following 30x redirections. (CVE-2015-0807)

- An issue exists in WebRTC related to memory management for simple-style arrays, which may be used by a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0808)

- An issue exists that allows a remote attacker to make the user's cursor invisible, possibly resulting in a successful clickjacking attack. (CVE-2015-0810)

- An out-of-bounds read issue exists in the QCMS color management library that could lead to an information disclosure. (CVE-2015-0811)

- An issue exists that can allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to bypass user-confirmation and install a Firefox lightweight theme by spoofing a Mozilla sub-domain. (CVE-2015-0812)

- Multiple memory safety issues exist within the browser engine. A remote attacker can exploit these to corrupt memory and possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-0814, CVE-2015-0815)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists related to documents loaded through a 'resource:' URL. An attacker can exploit this to load pages and execute JavaScript with elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-0816)


Upgrade to Firefox 37.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82500

File Name: macosx_firefox_37.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 4/1/2015

Updated: 7/14/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/9/2014

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0801, CVE-2015-0802, CVE-2015-0803, CVE-2015-0804, CVE-2015-0805, CVE-2015-0806, CVE-2015-0807, CVE-2015-0808, CVE-2015-0810, CVE-2015-0811, CVE-2015-0812, CVE-2015-0814, CVE-2015-0815, CVE-2015-0816

BID: 73454, 73455, 73456, 73457, 73458, 73460, 73461, 73462, 73464, 73465, 73466, 73467