Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4980


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


Versions of Firefox prior to 3.0.8 are affected by the following security issues :

- An XSL transformation vulnerability can be leveraged with a specially crafted stylesheet to crash the browser or to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-12)
- An error in the XUL tree method '_moveToEdgeShift()' can be leveraged to trigger garbage collection routines on objects that are still in use, leading to a browser crash and possibly execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-13)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.8 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4980

File Name: 4980.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/03/30

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 36045

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1044, CVE-2009-1169

BID: 34181, 34235

OSVDB: 52896, 53079