Mozilla Firefox for Android < 28.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8175
SynopsisThe remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.
DescriptionVersions of Mozilla Firefox older than 28.0.1 are unpatched for the following two vulnerabilities:
- A local file disclosure vulnerability due to the way the 'file' protocol is handled. Of specific concern is that files in the Firefox profile directory can be copied to the SD card, which is world-readable, when hyperlinked using the 'file:' protocol, resulting in sensitive information disclosure. (CVE-2014-1515)
- The 'Math.random()' function used by 'saltProfileName' function is cryptographically weak; an attacker could leverage this to predict profile directory name to aid in further attacks in conjunction with other vulnerabilities. (CVE-2014-1516)
SolutionUpgrade to Mozilla Firefox 28.0.1 for Android (or later) from the Google Play app store.