Firefox OS < 1.2.2 / 1.3 Directory Traversal Vulnerability

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8177


The remote mobile host may be running a vulnerable version of Firefox OS.


Firefox OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. Versions earlier than 1.2.2 and 1.3 are vulnerable to directory-traversal, as the protection mechanism through the DeviceStorage API was implemented in the wrong process on Firefox OS. This could allow an attacker to escape the media sandbox and potentially read or write any file on the device within the context of the application.


Upgrade to Firefox OS 1.2.2 or 1.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8177

File Name: 8177.prm

Published: 2014/03/26

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 8176

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:mozilla:firefoxos

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1507

BID: 66427

OSVDB: 104623