Firefox < 39.0.3 PDF Reader Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85275


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


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.


Upgrade to Firefox 39.0.3 or later.

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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


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4495