Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x < 3.5.2 Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5116


The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x prior to 3.5.2 are affected by a privilege-escalation vulnerability. The issues exists when the browser with an add-on implementing a Content Policy opens pages that have a 'Link:' HTTP header. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges.


Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5116

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/08/04

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 9131

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2665

BID: 35928