Firefox ESR < 38.1.1 PDF Reader Arbitrary File Access (Mac OS X)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85272


The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by an arbitrary file access vulnerability.


The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 38.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability in the same origin policy in which an attacker can inject script code into a non-privileged part of browser's built-in PDF reader, resulting in gaining access to sensitive local files.


Upgrade to Firefox ESR 38.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85272

File Name: macosx_firefox_38_1_1_esr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/08/07

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/06

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4495

OSVDB: 125839