Firefox ESR < 38.1.1 PDF Reader Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85274


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


The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote Windows 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: 85274

File Name: mozilla_firefox_38_1_1_esr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/08/07

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 20862

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: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

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