Mozilla Firefox for Android < 29.0 Addressbar/Phishing

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8245
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The remote Android host was detected using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox older than 29.0 contain a flaw wherein the addressbar can be suppressed from exposure when it has scrolled off screen, via the use of script interacting with DOM events. This can be leveraged by an attacker to display a fake addressbar to the user, which could be used for phishing attacks.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 29.0 for Android (or later) from the Google Play app store.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8245

Family: Web Clients

Published: 5/5/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 6534

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


Risk Factor: High

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:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_mobile:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1527

BID: 67128