Mozilla onkeypress Function XPI Installation Weakness (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1317

Synopsis

The remote host may be tricked into running an executable file.

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Mozilla browser that contains an improper implementation of the onekeypress function for the space bar. As such, it may be possible to use a single keypress for multiple conformation, potentially allowing for the confirmation of a malicious XPI to be installed into the client.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Mozilla.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1317

File Name: 1317.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1330

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:mozilla

Reference Information

BID: 5762