Mozilla Firefox 3.x < 3.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4591


The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of Firefox 3.x prior to 3.0.1 are affected by various security issues :

- By creating a very large number of references to a common CSS object, an attacker can overflow the CSS reference counter, causing a crash when the browser attempts to free the CSS object while still in use and allowing for arbitrary code execution (MFSA 2008-34).
- If Firefox is not already running, passing it a command-line URI with pipe ('|') symbols will open multiple tabs, which could be used to launch 'chrome:i' URIs from the command-line or to pass URIs to Firefox that would normally be handled by a vector application (MFSA 2008-35).


Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4591

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 33522

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3198, CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

BID: 29802, 30242, 30244