Firefox < 44.0.2 Service Workers Security Bypass (Mac OS X)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88752


The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 44.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to improper restriction of interaction between service workers and plugins. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted web site that triggers spoofed responses to requests that use NPAPI, to bypass the same-origin policy.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox version 44.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88752

File Name: macosx_firefox_44_0_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/02/16

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1949

OSVDB: 134408

MFSA: 2016-13