Mozilla Firefox < Cross-Domain Data Theft

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4796


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by a cross-domain data theft vulnerability.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than Such versions shipped without a fix for a security issue that was reportedly fixed in version Specifically :

- A website may be able to access a limited amount of data from a different domain by loading a same-domain JavaScript URL which redirects to an off-domain target resource containing data that is not parsable as JavaScript. (MFSA 2008-65)
Note that Mozilla is not planning further security / stability updates for Firefox 2.x.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4796

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2008/12/22

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 35251

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 5.3


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5507