Mozilla Firefox ESR < 24.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 701244


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


Versions of Mozilla Firefox ESR prior to 24.5 are unpatched against the following vulnerabilities :

- Use-after-free vulnerabilities in nsHostResolver, imgLoader, and Text Track Manager (for HTML video), which can crash with a potentially exploitable condition (CVE-2014-1532, CVE-2014-1531, CVE-2014-1525)
- A potentially exploitable out-of-bounds write in Cairo, a potentially exploitable out-of-bounds read issue with Web Audio, and a non-exploitable out-of-bounds read when decoding JPG images (CVE-2014-1528, CVE-2014-1522, CVE-2014-1523)
- Improper wildcard matching of domains in the Network Security Services (NSS library), which has since been fixed by updating to version 3.16 (CVE-2014-1492)
- Potential privilege escalation via Xray Wrappers bypass, which can occur if a user used the debugger to interact with a malicious page (CVE-2014-1526)
- Privilege escalation for scripts when sites that have been granted notification permissions by a user can bypass security checks on source components for the Web Notification API (CVE-2014-1529)
- Privilege escalation via the Mozilla Maintenance Service Installer, which writes to a globally writeable temporary directory during the update process (Windows only) (CVE-2014-1520)
- A potentially exploitable buffer overflow when a script uses a non-XBL object as an XBL object (CVE-2014-1524)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability using browser navigations through history to load a website with the page's base URI pointing to a different site (CVE-2014-1530)
- Various memory safety hazards (CVE-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1519)


Upgrade to Firefox ESR versions 24.5, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 701244

Family: Web Clients

Published: 11/6/2019

Updated: 11/6/2019

Nessus ID: 73769

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1492, CVE-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1519, CVE-2014-1520, CVE-2014-1522, CVE-2014-1523, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1525, CVE-2014-1526, CVE-2014-1528, CVE-2014-1529, CVE-2014-1530, CVE-2014-1531, CVE-2014-1532

BID: 66356, 67123, 67125, 67126, 67127, 67129, 67130, 67131, 67132, 67133, 67134, 67135, 67136, 67137