Mozilla Firefox for Android < 24.0 Shared Library Loading

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8244


The remote Android host was detected using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox older than 24.0 contain a flaw wherein a shared object library (.so) will be optionally loaded to enable GL tracing. This library can be loaded from a world writeable location, allowing for modification or replacement by a malicious third party. Note that the flaw requires malicious software to be loaded on the device and is not accessible by web content.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 24.0 for Android (or later) from the Google Play app store.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8244

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/05/01

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 6534

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_mobile

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1731

BID: 62476