Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.14 / 3.5.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5161


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


The installed version of Mozilla Firefox is earlier than 3.0.14 / 3.5.3. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities in the browser engine. (MFSA 2009-47)
- When security modules are added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialogue was not sufficiently informative which could lead an attacker to entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module. Note that Firefox 3.5.x releases are not affected. (MFSA 2009-38)
- The columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. (MFSA 2009-49)
- The default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. (MFSA 2009-50)
- The 'BrowserFeedWriter' could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. (MFSA 2009-51)


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3/3.0.14 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5161

File Name: 5161.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/09/10

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 40931, 40930

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3069, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3073, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3078, CVE-2009-3079

BID: 36343

OSVDB: 57970, 57971, 57972, 57973, 57974, 57975, 57976, 57977, 57978, 57979, 57980