Firefox < 39.0.3 PDF Reader Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85275

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 39.0.3. 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.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 39.0.3 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-78/

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1179262

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85275

File Name: mozilla_firefox_39_0_3.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/08/07

Updated: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

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

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4495