Mozilla Firefox ESR < 52.0.1 CreateImageBitmap RCE (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99124


The remote macOS or Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Mozilla Firefox ESR installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 52.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by an integer overflow condition in the nsGlobalWindow::CreateImageBitmap() function within file dom/base/nsGlobalWindow.cpp due to improper validation of certain input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to corrupt memory, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Note that this function runs in the content sandbox, requiring a second vulnerability to compromise a user's computer.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox ESR version 52.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99124

File Name: macosx_firefox_52_0_1_esr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/03/31

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5428

BID: 96959

OSVDB: 153959

MFSA: 2017-08