Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x < 3.5.2 Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5116

Synopsis

The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.2 or later.

See Also

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=498897

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5116

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/08/04

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#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