Firefox < 37.0.2 Failed Plugin Memory Corruption (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82997


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


The version of Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 37.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a use-after-free error, related to the AsyncPaintWaitEvent() method, due to a race condition caused when plugin initialization fails. A remote attacker, using a crafted web page, can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Firefox 37.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82997

File Name: macosx_firefox_37_0_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/04/22

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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: 2015/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2706

BID: 74247

OSVDB: 121065