Firefox < 37.0.2 Failed Plugin Memory Corruption

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82998
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Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.

Description

The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows 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.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 37.0.2 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-45/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82998

File Name: mozilla_firefox_37_0_2.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/22/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2706

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/20/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2706

BID: 74247